Threats include attacks launched through email, SMS and voice phishing, even insider threat attacks, or in person cybersecurity attacks. Small businesses are also very likely to suffer a reputational attack, where someone starts posting negative information in social media, websites, blog posts to harm your brand and or reputation.
There are many kinds of cybersecurity tools and protocols available to the small businesses, and it would be impossible to boil the topic down in a single blog post. Rather, I’d like to outline some common sense protections to have in place for your business and illuminate some tactics hackers are employing when going after an unsuspecting business.
Two-Factor Authentication :
Two Factor Authentication and or multi-factor authentication are needed for every sign in, every banking account, every insurance account, and if possible should be defacto, Two-factor authentication can be commonly known as using a secondary password or 4 digit code to authenticate login after your username and password are entered. While many consumers know two-factor authentication as something like SMS messaging post-login, many banks, and government players are moving into multi-factor authentication or relying on non-sms delivery.