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Jake owns a small company that is increasing business by bolstering its online presence. However, he wonders how to protect his company when cyber-thieves hack even large companies and government agencies. How can he best protect his company?

The Federal Communications Commission offers cyber-security tips for small business, including ways Jake can establish and train employees in the latest cyber-security practices, as well as maintain the latest security software, web browser and operating system. He should also make sure to have a current firewall to protect data in both the office and home.

Because businesses are increasingly mobile, best practices require employees to password protect their devices, encrypt their data and install security apps to prevent criminals from stealing information while on public networks. If he conducts financial business online, he should work with banks or processors to ensure they use up-to-date tools and anti-fraud services to protect his customers. Changing passwords regularly is also a given.

Check out fcc.gov/general/cybersecurity-small-business to learn more, and don’t forget to explore how to insure against potential cyber liabilities.

Client Profile is based on a hypothetical situation. The solutions discussed here may or may not be appropriate for you.

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