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Protecting your business from online scams

Protecting your business from any kind of threat is a priority. When it comes to online security, however, many owners are not practising secure measures to properly protect their business. Small businesses are unfortunately too often the target of online scamming and should practice a number of strategies to ensure their online security.

Keep personal details secure:
Be mindful of how much personal information is accessible on your website and social media profiles. Back up your content and avoid using public computers or hotspots where possible. Ensure you are using password protection and that you choose your passwords carefully. An organisation-wide password policy can also go a long way in protecting businesses from online fraud.

Practice caution:
It is common for small businesses to receive fake invoices which can easily be paid if not enough attention is being paid. Keep records of everything and check the credibility of people who are contacting you online expecting some kind of financial transaction. Take the time to educate your employees about the importance of not clicking on links in emails or messages, or opening attachments from people or organisations they don’t know.

Install appropriate anti-virus software:
Ensuring all technologies used for your business are protected from vicious spyware or malware is a necessary step when preventing online scamming from occurring. Do your research to find the best software for your business and your business needs. Be sure to read reviews before deciding on the software you will install.

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