It has been reported that approximately 60% of small businesses that suffer breaches will go out of business within the year. It’s more important now than ever for small businesses to take the proper measures to ensure the safety of their customers’ data and to prevent any cyber instances from happening.
Increase in Attacks
Cyber Attacks currently reign as the fastest growing form of crime. In addition to security and reputational repercussions, these attacks can often cause significant financial disruption–with global cybercrime costs estimated to reach a startling $6 trillion during 2021.
Because of the 2020 pandemic and beyond, communication technology will continue to adapt. Remote working, using Teams or Zoom have become everyday tools…some of these short-term changes will turn into long-term habits. Whatever the trend, small businesses need to protect their investments with system security and, a disaster recovery plan.
November 30th is National Computer Security Day!
National Computer Security Day demands our attention every November 30 because cyber security affects everything from where we bank and how we spend our money to who we elect to public office. We certainly don’t want a replay of MyDoom, the worst email virus in history, which caused $38.5 billion in damage, so let’s get educated on staying safe online!
Don’t Get Caught in a Cyber Disaster!
Listen to JackieR explain things you need to know about “cyber security.” Her podcast series covers definitions and solutions to this major problem.
Three Things You Can Do Now to Protect Your Investment and Personal Information
Create a strong password
Lucky for you, we’ve got some tips. In computer security, length matters. Passwords that are 6 characters are easier to hack, especially if they’re only made up of lowercase letters. To beef up your password, weave a 9-character combination of uppercase letters, symbols and numbers. Lastly, avoid using the same password for every account.
Update spyware and malware protection software
First, check to see if your operating system is up-to-date. If that’s set, update your protection software. Run a scan and don’t forget to invite your other devices to the party. Phones and tablets are also major security risks, so be diligent.
Encrypt and backup your data
Encrypt your data to create the brainiest of all brainteasers. But keep this in mind: even the best brain teaser can be cracked. That’s why it’s still important to back up your info on either the cloud or an external hard drive. (Just make sure that everything stays encrypted.)
Who is JackieR?
JackieR is fiercely committed to informing and educating people so they can protect themselves from cyber attacks on their mobile devices. Smartphones are hacked, money is stolen, bank accounts are compromised, credit is ruined, and the fraudsters make more money scamming others during a time people desperately need their money. Unless mobile device users know their options, it’s just a matter of time before they are victimized themselves. Data breaches cost thousands to millions of dollars per incident, and organizations and corporations take on a huge potential financial loss when it comes to the potential of identity theft and data forfeiture. The attacks continue to get worse, every year. The Cyber Security Podcast series is JackieR’s way of showing you how to Be Smarter Than Your Phone!
JackieR is all about RESULTS. – Her online workshops are designed to not only teach people about cyber security but also show them step-by-step mobile device settings to protect against cyber attacks.
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