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The recent Heartbleed attack, which affected some of the largest websites in the world, including Google and Facebook, has businesses of all sizes worried about viruses, malware and other online threats. Here are some tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance designed to help your small business avoid a costly security breach:
15043169_SKeep security software current. Make sure your office has the latest in security software to protect against viruses, malware and other online threats. Not sure if you’re doing enough? Consider investing in professional help.
Don’t neglect software updates. Many software programs will automatically connect and update to defend against known risks. Turn on automatic updates and make sure everyone in your office is allowing your computers to update.
Protect all devices connected to the Internet. Don’t forget laptops, smart phones and other web-enabled devices also need protection from online threats. Exercise caution when using USBs and other external devices. They, too, can be infected by viruses and malware.
Want more information? The National Cyber Security Alliance has a great online resource that can help businesses assess potential threats, take steps to protect themselves and protect their customers.
Even better, you can get in touch with us at ORAM Corporate Advisors. We provide outsourced IT support services for businesses. We want to help you avoid spending time and money to deal with online threats – so you can get back to the work of running your business.