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Cybersecurity is essential – Is your Business Protected?

Cybersecurity is essential – Is your Business Protected?

Written by Suzi Harper, Personal Banker & Commercial Services Manager

Cybercrime is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world and there’s really no sign of it letting up. You may know personally how important it is to protect yourself and your online information, but are you also thinking the same in regards to your business? If not, then you should move that thought to the top of your 2023 priorities.  

Here are 10 tips to help prevent the cyber attacks:

  1. Keep hardware and software up to date.
  2. Use anti-virus and anti-malware.
  3. Invest in security upgrades.
  4. Enable two-factor authentication.
  5. Do not open suspicious emails.
  6. Use a secure file-sharing service to encrypt data.
  7. Use a VPN to privatize and encrypt your connections.
  8. Back up important data.
  9. Don’t store important information non securely.
  10. Train staff to work and think securely – use strong passwords, click cautiously by checking links before clicking, disable Bluetooth when not needed to name a few best practices.

Having a strong security policy in place for your business is key to your growth and your peace of mind. Proper and timely communication is important if ever questioning a cyber attack. Work with your IT personnel or local IT company to help you effectively troubleshoot any suspicious situations. Speak with your bank if your accounts are affected and always remember, we are here for you and want to help protect you and your assets.

At Farmers Bank, your security and your relationship is important to us. We offer secure online banking with many options to increase your business’s online security. We are People First. Service Always.

Chat with us today about our secure online banking options! 

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Suzi Harper
Personal Banker/Commercial Services Manager

Phone: (712) 580-7038

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