Cyber Attacks on Small Businesses in Oklahoma

Cyber Attacks on Small Businesse

Several large companies have all fallen victim to much-publicized cyber-attacks. So have hospitals, government agencies, and organizations of all types. If it can happen to them, it can certainly happen to you. If you don’t yet have a cyber liability insurance policy in place, you are playing a dangerous game. To protect your Oklahoma City business, first get cyber liability insurance, then learn everything you can about how to protect your small business from cyber-attacks.
Learn the Lingo - If you think your business is immune to cyber threats because you’re a small business, think again. Studies have shown more than 70% of cyber-attacks are directed at businesses with less than 100 employees. You’ve probably heard terms like phishing, malware, hacking, and spoofing. If you’re not sure what these terms mean – and how to protect your systems from falling victim to these schemes – now is time to do some research.
Updated Anti-Virus Software - Cyber threats evolve all the time. When you’re prompted to update your anti-virus software, don’t procrastinate.
Cyber Security Protocols with Employees - Impress upon them the importance of keeping data safe, make sure they know the warning signs of a cyber-attack, and make it company policy that everyone use passwords with numbers, characters, and upper and lower case letters and change them regularly.
Don’t Share Sensitive Information via Email - Instead, share confidential information over the phone or by subscribing to secure email software or portals.
If you need cyber liability insurance or want to make sure the policy you have is adequate, call The Insurance Center Agency, Inc.