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Keeping your small business customers safe from cyber crime

24 Feb

Cybercrime has advanced along with technology. It doesn’t matter if you have one or 100 computers connected to the Internet – understanding the threats posed by cybercrime and training staff to spot them is a must for doing business in the 21st Century.

Cybercrime covers many illegal and unscrupulous activities on the Internet. These include identity theft, fraud, and spreading computer viruses or malicious software known as ‘malware.’

Cybercriminals are increasingly focusing on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and on social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Understanding the threats and developing an Internet policy for employees are essential to defending your bank, and for helping your small business customers defend against cyber attacks.

Data theft, espionage and malware, and virus attacks are some of the most common. Mobile phones are also being targeted, because people forget that they need protection as well.

That’s why it’s important to engage an IT security expert who’ll make sure your systems are protected. They can be expensive, but the cost is well worth it and far less than if your systems are compromised.
The below article looks at cybercrime in more detail, including what you can do to prevent it.

Read the full article at: threatbrief.com

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