5 Ways to Thwart Hackers Before They Get Your Data

mark lauria data protectionHere at Mark Lauria, we know that many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the New York and New Jersey areas face difficult IT security challenges. You have important data, but you lack the financial resources to adequately protect that data. With cyberattacks on the rise at both large and small organizations, now is the time to find an affordable and comprehensive security solution. If you don’t, you’ll remain at risk for a crippling loss of data that could ruin your business.     

You’ve trusted us with your insurance needs for over 30 years and now we’d like to help you protect your business’ most important asset – your data. To make this task a little easier, our insurance experts gathered five IT security posts from top online business blogs. We invite you to follow the links to get expert tips and step-by-step instructions for protecting your data.

Protecting Your Data: An Introduction

If you want to safeguard your data, your first thought is probably “backing up”. Before you go full-blown with that strategy, take a look at this post by Small Business Trends. You’ll learn the differences in data and see how to prioritize your backup efforts. Don’t be fooled - the IT security world is riddled with myths and bad practices. This post is a great place to start your research.

Data Recovery Tips For Small Business Owners

A wise person once said, “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” This old adage is a perfect fit for disaster recovery plans. If your business doesn’t have a plan, you may be in store for a complete data loss. Read on in this post by Small Biz Daily to see five expert strategies, like creating an emergency action plan and picking a professional vendor,  that will guide your planning and make sure you are prepared for any data catastrophe.

10 Ways To Protect Your Data From Hackers

Cybercriminals are always lurking – just waiting for the right moment to steal your most sensitive information and ruin your company. How safe is your data? Consult this post from the Intuit Small Business Blog to see the top 10 steps you should be taking to protect your data from security breaches. Do you have anti-virus software? Do you have a company firewall? Use this post’s recommendations now to avoid security issues in the future.

Watch Out, Cyber Attackers Shifting Focus To Small Businesses

Could your confidential information be a stepping-stone for bigger and better data? In this post by ZDNet, we learn that hackers are focusing on small businesses in order to get access to big-business information. Don’t be the weak link that allows this type of crime! See the full post to get all the details and learn how SMBs can stay on guard with education and awareness.

4 Tips To Protect Your Small Business From Cyberattacks

Sometimes it’s the small things that leave SMBs open to cyberattacks. Using silly and easy-to-guess passwords or letting employees use their unsecured phones at work are like giving candy to a clever hacker. Protect yourself by reading this post as a cybersecurity expert offers simple, but important tips on the American Express Open Forum site. You’ll learn about security on social media, mobile devices, and much more.

Your data is one of the most important points of your business. Being hit by a cyberattack could spell disaster, but with these articles, you now know how to protect your sensitive data at a price that’s affordable for SMBs. By keeping up with these tips and the latest in IT security, you’re sure to have a bright – and hacker-free – future.

What strategies are you currently using to keep your business data out of the hands of hackers? Which of the security methods mentioned in these posts will you be implementing in the future?