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What Does A Secure Network At A Small Business Look Like?

“Don’t think for a moment that your organization isn’t that interesting to a hacker because no company is too small, too unimportant or too irrelevant to be a target,” says digital security expert Adam Levin,  “Think Game of Thrones: A breach is coming. You must have a plan — and a few dragons.”
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The average cost of a data breach for small businesses in the United States is $117,000, which can be devastating for most.

So, what can you do?

1. Invest in effective endpoint security
How you protect the corporate network when it’s accessed via laptops or mobile devices

2. Establish an incident response plan
How you plan to detect, respond to, and recover from security incidents should be discussed and written out with all involved parties

3. Evaluate your IT security resources
Auditing your risk levels associated with enterprise resources and government regulations specific to your industry, and then remediating or mitigating vulnerabilities

4. Create a strong password policy and implement multi-factor authentication
You should require a minimum of 8-12 characters, with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letter, numbers, and special characters, and requiring password changes every couple of months

5. Constantly update your policies
Hackers are always evolving, and the only way to protect your business is to evaluate and recalibrate your security systems often