Using a computer to conduct business is a key to success in today’s business climate. In order to be competitive and stay competitive, businesses no matter how small or large need a computer. Small businesses, medium sized businesses and corporations are common targets for cybercriminal who are looking to exploit vulnerabilities and take advantage of easy opportunities to access your business computer files for important information.
Proper security measures are required to keep you and your files on your business computer safe. It is important for businesses small or large to have credible reliable anti-virus software on their business computer, run daily scans and/or have a trusted professional monitor the network. Lack of firewalls and weak passwords provide an open invitation for someone to steal your personal or business information. Only use secure sites for financial transactions to help avoid identity theft. Do not respond to phising emails that request personal information.
It is very important for business users to change passwords regularly, clear cookies and temporary files consistently. It is also important for small businesses, medical offices, law firms, real estate firms, accounting firms to always back up files on their computer in case a breach occurs or the business computer crashes.