How can a small business protect itself from cybersecurity threats? Start with a plan — and some free or inexpensive resources.
Here are some simple steps small-business owners can take to help keep their systems safe — even with a small staff and limited budget.
Your plan doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate. It just needs to spell out some basic ground rules for you and your employees, such as:
- Use password protection. The days of using a single all-purpose password are long gone. You need to change your passwords on a regular basis and store them offline. Fortunately, there are many low-cost password managers available for small businesses. If you aren't already using one, it's time to start.