As a business owner, you know you have to stay on top of a lot of different things. But how much thought do you give to electronic security and scams? If you are not considering this now, you might have to when you find yourself separated from a lot of valuable data while the information is held ransom by hackers.
According to the Associated Press, electronic ransom is all the rage, with hackers increasingly demanding bitcoin payments from unwary users who open their "ransomware" and have to fork over to access their files. Here are three simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.
3 Simple Steps
There are things you can do to ensure that your business stays safe and that everyone in the office or shop knows how to handle suspicious mail and funky links. Consider the following:
The AP reports that about 2,450 ransomware attacks were responsible for more than $24 million in losses last year. The alarming thing is that these figures represent nearly half of the cost in attacks for the last decade, and that the hackers are keeping the pace this year.
Talk to a Lawyer
If you are concerned about your data security or any other aspect of your business operations, speak to a lawyer. An attorney can advise you on a wide range of matters, providing guidance and advice so that you don't have to be the only one on top of things.
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