Small business owners are using the Internet to connect with customers through social media, communicate internally and sell products around the world. But just as the Internet is opening new possibilities, it’s also opening the gates for new threats.
Whether you run a manufacturing business, an online consulting firm or a florist shop, you have information that is valuable to crafty cybercriminals. Educating yourself and your employees on the potential threats are key to avoiding an unexpected, costly cyber attack and cyberscam.
Employees using their personal devices or outside networks for business could carry risks. For example
Even the most capable employee won’t know all the cyber threats they face, so giving them strong policies to follow is a must. Set effective rules and guidelines to ensure that your employees know what’s appropriate, and what isn’t when they’re working online.
When it comes to cybersecurity, educating your employees is the first, best defense against most online dangers. And there are many ways to help them get the message, from internal newsletters and staff emails to seminars and lunch and learns.
Here a few simple lessons you can give your employees on what they’re up against online, and what they can do about it.