Should small businesses be concerned about cybercrime? We asked Kyle Knapp, owner of Viterium, a Pittsburgh-area IT firm, and a member of Entrepreneurs Forever, for his expert opinion.
“Smaller businesses sometimes think, 'I'm too small for anyone to target,” says Knapp, “but cyber thieves are counting on this and on small businesses not having the resources or security standards in place."
You can get more info on cybercrime at small businesses by watching the Kyle's Deep Dive presentation covering how to keep your business safe (click "play" on the video to watch the entire presentation).
The best way to stop cyber crime at your business is to beef up your security – prevention is always more effective, efficient, and lower cost than falling victim to the crime. So … an antivirus app? Well, yes you should have that. (It is now often bundled with your Operating System, but you might want a standalone antivirus software too.) But that is just the start.
Knapp recommends a multi-faceted that includes the following:
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