Two places where you need risk management planning

Two places where you need risk management planningIf you started your small business with an inheritance, great news! Congratulations. But most likely you have a board ofdirectors; initial investors whose focus is on the long term success of the company, on strategies for future growth andprotection of their investment.

Is your Board addressing these two issues?

Is your Board addressing these two issues? We’ve been talking about how your Board and shareholders have a vested interest in understanding and overseeing how yourcompany will defend itself against the effects of cybercrime. Here are two more areas where you will need to have plansand your board should be focussed on how they will be handledData LossUnless their goal is pure mischief, most cyber thieves are seeking data that can be monetized in some fashion.

Holiday cybersecurity tips to protect against hackers

During the holiday season, it’s easy to lose focus on work-related responsibilities. Hackers may actively exploit the distractions that accompany this joyous time. While you’re busy with holiday preparations, they’re on the lookout for vulnerabilities in your systems. Protect yourself from becoming a target by following these tips. Use strong, unique passwords Create passwords that […]

Your Board and risk management

Your Board and risk managementFor small business owners, it may seem your daily energy is caught up with just keeping the doors open and revenuescoming in. However, unless you were very fortunate when you started up, you have a board of directors; most likelyinitial investors whose focus is on the long term success of the company and on strategies for future growth.

Social media: it gets stale fast Be careful

Social media: it gets stale fast. Be careful.It is time to understand the importance of social media and your responsibility to maintain your presence on whateversites you select. Social media is ultimately special because of its interactive nature. Your clients and prospects canpost questions, observations, remarks (both good and bad). Because of this, it is important that you consistentlymonitor your page.

Be on guard against these crafty schemes by hackers

In the face of a continuous rise in malicious cyberattacks, businesses remain vulnerable to the ever-evolving tactics of social engineering. Unlike malware, which infects systems through malicious code, social engineering relies on manipulating individuals into divulging sensitive information. To safeguard your business from these deceptive attacks, it’s essential to understand the underlying techniques and implement […]

Why social media?

Why social media?We’ve been talking about social media as a good way to market if you're a small business. Facebook , in particular, canbe useful not just as a marketing tool, but as a platform that can serve as your website. If you don’t have a website,facebook offers a way to have a “faux” website.

Social media; A quick website solution

Social media; A quick website solutionPay any attention to social media? Think it's just a pastime to use up your monthly data allotment? Well, it can bejust that. But it can also be a good marketing tool, especially for a small business that has a limited budget formarketing.

5 Tips for secure customer data collection

Much of business centers on giving people what they want. This means understanding customers’ interests and needs by accumulating and organizing customer data. However, the methods you use to collect that data need to abide by data privacy laws. Breaching those laws can incur fines, penalties, and loss of reputation. Here are five tips for […]