Many small businesses, including home improvement companies, have been handling a lot of their banking needs online. What is disconcerting is that the National Cybersecurity Alliance did a survey and found 77% of small businesses think their safe and protected. But 1 in 5 are successfully breached every year.
Here are 6 steps, from Kapersky Lab, that you can follow to help assure that your business bank account is as secure as possible:
Here are the steps:
- Pick a computer that can be dedicated to the singular task of banking. It must be able to access the internet and support the Chrome browser.
- Duct tape this message to the system: “Under penalty of death or imprisonment, this computer will never be used to browse the web or check email.”
- Delete all unused software on the system.
- When it comes time to connect to the bank, ensure this system is the only one on the network.
- Change the bank login password every quarter, and share it with no one for any reason. Do not share the password over the phone or email. The password should be unique and only ever be used to log into the account from the clean system.
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