Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

October 10, 2019

Protect Your Business

  • Train employees in security principles.
  • Protect information, computers and networks from viruses, spyware and other malicious code.
  • Provide firewall security for your Internet connection.
  • Download and install software updates for your operating systems and applications as they become available.
  • Make backup copies of important business data and information.
  • Control physical access to your computers and network components.
  • Secure your Wi-Fi networks.
  • Require individual user accounts for each employee.
  • Limit employee access to data and information, and limit authority to install software.

Visit the Federal Communications Commission website for more information.

What To Do If Your Business Was Victimized

If funds are transferred to a fraudulent account, it's important to act quickly:

  • Contact your financial institution immediately upon discovering the fraudulent transfer.
  • Request that your financial institution contact the corresponding financial institution where the fraudulent transfer was sent.
  • Contact your local FBI office if the wire is recent. The FBI, working with the United States Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, might be able to help return or freeze the funds.
  • File a complaint, regardless of dollar loss, with

If you believe your business was a has experienced cyber-crime, contact The Internet Crime Complaint Center immediately.

This content is for informational purposes only. Readers should under no circumstances rely upon this information as a substitute for their own research or for obtaining specific advice from their own counsel.