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Why Do Small Businesses Need Cyber Security?

Why Do Small Businesses Need Cyber Security?

Regardless of their size, businesses have weaknesses that can be exploited by cyber security. Such weaknesses can lead to significant financial and reputational damages that can hinder the operational continuity of businesses. However, when it comes to small businesses, cybersecurity risks can be reduced if efficient security protocols are implemented.

Cybersecurity protocols allow small businesses to limit any third-party vulnerabilities that may exist. It also allows them to secure customer information, which helps them build trust and reputation. In addition, it has other benefits, such as regulatory compliance, efficient data management, streamlined access control, and minimized downtime.

Cybercriminals often use a variety of attacks to exploit vulnerabilities. Small businesses, therefore, must gain
an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity practices to develop effective strategies.

Here are the seven best cyber security strategies for small businesses:

• Enabling Firewall

• Using Identify and Access Management Solution

• Ensuring Network Security

• Training Employees

• Implementing Cloud Security

• Prioritizing Data Protection

• Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan

For additional information in regards to cyberproting your business consult the following links:

SPOTTING MALICIOUS EMAIL MESSAGES

TOP MEASURES TO ENHANCE CYBER SECURITY FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ORGANIZATIONS

PROTECT YOUR ORGANIZATION FROM MALWARE

DETECT, FIGHT & REPORT fraud regardless of the size of your business

Antoine Tine
Regulatory Compliance Advisor – Fraud
Antoine.a.tine@acpol.com
Article excerpt from: Csirt, Soc. 2022. « 7 Best Cyber Security Strategies for Small Businesses in 2023 », Security Investigation, Editor’s Pick, December 22nd 2022,
https://www.socinvestigation.com/7-best-cyber-security-strategies-for-small-businesses-in-2023/#:~:text=Enabling%20Firewall,organizational%20
data%20from%20unauthorized%20users. (May 1st, 2023).

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