This post is part of the series, SmallBusiness.com Guide to Business Computer and Tech Security: Advice, alerts and information about digital security threats faced by small businesses. You can browse other posts in the series below.
Late Tuesday, the New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring has amassed 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. This major security breach of 420,000 websites, both large and small, underscores the critical importance for every small business to actively and continuously take measures for employee username and password protection. Below is a roundup of helpful advice and how-tos shared on SmallBusiness.com during the past few months that can help you review your options. Doing nothing is not an option:
An overview of internet-related security risks at a small business and steps to take to combat them. (Link)
A lock on your front door doesn’t do you any good if you keep the key under the mat. The best security on the web won’t protect you if you have the same bad password on every site you visit. (Link)
It’s incredibly easy and fast to use a two-step verification method to protect your online accounts. Here’s how they work and why you should use them. (Link)
Getting in a solid work session at the local coffee shop may be a tempting idea, but it has its risks. Here are ways to keep from being hacked while using a public wifi network. (Link)