In our previous blog, we provided 3 quick, simple steps to get started with security your company data. Got time for more? Here are 7 additional steps to safeguard your business.

  1. STAY VIGILANT. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stick with trusted sites and don’t fall victim to scams such us “You’re a Winner” banners. Be aware of email attachments; ransomware commonly comes in the form of a bogus shipping receipt.
  2. INVEST IN MOBILE SECURITY. Your mobile device is your weak link with the amount of malware now targeted at mobile phones. Services such as Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite help SMB monitor and manage mobile devices to prevent data breach.
  3. BEWARE OF POPUPS. Immediately close popups that ask you to update your account information or install applications you did not specifically request.
  4. BOOKMARK YOUR FAVORITES. Hackers often create pages with names very close to commonly used sites (, for example). Save your most-used websites to avoid typing the wrong address and ending up somewhere you don’t want to be.
  5. HAVE STRONG PASSWORDS. Implement strong password policies and enable multi-factor authentication which requires two or more different types of authentication for added layer of protection.
  6. BE WARY OF “LOST” USB STICKS. If you find a USB stick in the parking lot or anywhere, don’t plug it into your device even if your intent is to try to find the owner.
  7. ENLIST THE HELP OF A TRUSTED IT PARTNER. Cyber-crime is a real threat with devastating potential—don’t fight it alone. At Cloud611, we focus on helping SMBs modernize their business while keeping their data private and secure.