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Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

By October 5, 2017 April 2nd, 2020 Business Insurance
Your business is a bull’s eye for many hackers. Learn everything you need to keep it, and your customers, safe from a cyber-attack. Both Travelers Insurance and Hartford offer resources on protecting your business.  The Hartford offers a a 30 page e-book called   How to Safeguard Your Business from a Data Breach to give you information on:
  • The everyday mistakes you and your employees make that expose your business to a data breach
  • Best practices that you and your employees can turn into habits to greatly improve your business’s cyber security
  • How to create a data breach response manual and train your employees to defend against cyber attacks
  • Which law enforcement agencies to contact in the event of a breach
Travelers offers a free 28 page resource guide called The Travelers Institute Cyber Liability Guide to empower organizations to tackle evolving cyber threats.
Additional Resources – click on the links below to learn more.
This video from Central Insurance breaks down cyber security in the best way we have seen.  Easy to understand and extremely helpful in breaking down the terms.
CNN reports that Equifax said 143 million people could be affected by a recent data breach in which cyber criminals stole information including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver’s licenses.  Click here to be redirected to the Equifax link to find out if you are potentially at risk.
PhishMe Free is an easily managed service for simulated email campaigns and analytics, designed to help companies, with 500 employees or less, assess end user risk exposure and condition employees to be resilient to phishing attacks.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.
CyberSecure My Business is a comprehensive national program led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help businesses of all sizes learn to be safer and more secure online.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources and is not all inclusive regarding the subject matter. This content is offered for educational purposes only.