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Cybersecurity Awareness Month – October

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month–and a great time to review your cyber crime prevention efforts.

Cyber crime is growing and any business could be at risk. 43% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses, with those in education, research, and healthcare the most vulnerable. There is estimated to be one ransomware attack every 11 seconds.

These statistics show that it’s a matter of when, not if, a cyber attack occurs—so make sure your business is as safe as possible with some basic risk management techniques, and have the right cyber insurance coverage in place to help after an attack or breach.

These cybersecurity tips are a starting point to help begin to protect your business from cyber risks:

  • Train your employees on safe cyber practices, such as avoiding unknown links.
  • Use multifactor authentication.
  • Secure your WiFi.
  • Back up your data.
  • Keep your browser, software, and network up to date and use virus protection.
  • Have a plan for recovering data and notifying involved parties after a breach or other cybersecurity issue.

Check out more helpful resources from the CISA here and feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. Let’s make sure your business is protected with the right blend of insurance and risk management techniques. Contact us for more information to make sure you are protected.

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