You’ve no doubt heard the buzz around the web lately about hackers attacking big name sites like LinkedIn and eHarmony (among many others). But it’s not just the larger, well-known sites that get attacked. In fact, many small businesses, including home care agencies, are facing the frustrations of hackers, viruses, and malware on a daily basis and spending valuable time and money on cleanup.
So, how does a small home care agency without a dedicated technology team keep hackers at bay? First off, there are some simple things you can do right now to boost your security and help ward off dangerous viruses and malware, such as:
- Practice creating stronger passwords that use a combination of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Never use the same passwords across multiple sites or programs.
- Talk to your employees about safe Internet use, including not opening suspicious emails, not visiting sites that could contain malware, etc.
But when it comes to staying truly safe online, it all depends on the technology you use. A trusted anti-virus and anti-malware software will help protect your company’s computers from harmful viruses and malware, and many companies choose to use a firewall that can block employees from visiting dangerous sites, as well as block potential hackers from accessing your office network. The web gurus at corecubed also recommend staying up-to-date on your website’s security plugins and patches to prevent hackers from gaining access to your site.
Want to learn more about how to protect your agency from the dangers of the web? Don’t miss corecubed‘s upcoming free security webinar, Practicing Safe Web!