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Over 90% of breaches occur due to human error. It is time to shift your security focus and reduce your risk with Netmechanics.
Leaders in cyber security services for small business
How we are different
Cyber security can be complicated. We are focused on simplifying it. We have developed an ecosystem of knowledge, support and tools that help you secure your business. We’re building a cyber security solution for small business that is affordable and easy to use. Our approach is so unique that in our first 6 months of operation we received an innovation award.
1 in 5
Businesses suffered a breach in 2017*
Average cost of a breach per employee***
Doing nothing is no longer an option.
**Ponemon Institute reports 60% of businesses go out of business within 6 months of a data breach
***It is reported that in Canada the average cost of a data breach is $12,000 per employee
Top 10 Cyber Security Questions For Small Businesses
Are your employees required to use strong passwords?
Even in this day and age, many people use unsafe passwords such as sequences of numbers, birthdates or their children’s name. Strong passwords contain at least 12 characters and are mixture of upper and lower-case letters, numbers and characters. You must also have a policy in place that enforces strong policies and encourages everyone to change their passwords regularly.
Is customer information on your website encrypted?
If data is not encrypted, it can be easily accessed by hackers. Your website should have an SSL Certificate, which encrypts data flowing between customer’s browsers and your website. An SSL Certificate reassures customers, increases your security and also counts as an SEO factor with Google.
Do your employees know how to recognize phishing emails?
Phishing, where hackers impersonate banks and other companies, are a common type of attack. Make sure your employees have cyber awareness training so they know how to identify phishing emails.
Are your employees cautious about providing sensitive information?
Hackers often impersonate other employees and supervisors and request sensitive data. Make sure your employees verfiy that requests are authentic before providing such information.
Do you limit admin access to only those employees who truly need it?
The more people who have admin access, the greater your security risk. It’s especially important that admins are well-trained in cybersecurity issues.
Are all of your company's devices protected with antivirus and anti-malware software?
Any device used in your business, whether owned by the company or your employees, should have the latest versions of antivirus and anti-malware software. This doesn’t always prevent attacks, but its an essential first layer of security that should be in place.
Do you use two-factor authentication?
This process forces you to authenticate your identity, such as by entering a code received via text, whenever you access a website from a new IP address, change your password or attempt any unusual activity.
Do you properly back up all of your files?
This is a fundamental cyber security tactic that protects you from system crashes, human error and cyber attacks. You must ensure you have multiple back ups in place, both onsite and offsite.
Do your employees use personal devices for business?
Using personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops at work increases the chances of successful cyber attacks. It’s safer to provide everyone with devices used only for work purposes.
Does your business do security assessments?
Security assessments represents a new normal in business, as threats to networks are constantly changing and improving. Assessments should be done regularly to ensure your network and data is secure and to identify possible security gaps.
Do you have a question about cyber security and your business? Ask our experts!
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