At Unity Security, our goal is to protect you and your business online and off. Although we are best known for delivering home & business alarms and guards & private security, we also offer e-security to help protect your digital assets from the bad guys.

 

Every day we are bombarded by the news about how cyber-criminals are threatening and stealing from individuals and businesses small and large alike. The fact is, all businesses who are online are at risk — of course huge companies like Target (the security breach actually came via one of their contractors in Pennsylvania) and large retailers make the network news, but hundreds of small businesses experience the same or even worse losses — they aren't billion-dollar companies so the financial losses are even more devastating.

 

But there is good news—there are steps you can take to minimize the risk. Read more about each of these steps below.

 

  1. ​Use Strong Passwords and Change Them Regularly — especially passwords to access banking, accounting systems such as Quicken
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  2. Educate Employees and Contractors How to Recognize Methods the Bad Guys Use the Most to Launch Their Attacks: E-mail Attachments, Social Media Links and Internet Download Modules
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  3. Install, Maintain, and Apply Anti-Virus Programs
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  4. Install and Use a Firewall
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  5. Remove Unused Software and User Accounts; Cleanout Everything on Replaced Equipment
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  6. Establish Physical Access Controls for all Computer Equipment and Have Proper Alarms, Cameras and On-Premise Security
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  7. Create Backups for Important Files, Folders, and Software
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  8. Keep Current with Software Updates
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  9. Implement Network Security with Access Control
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  10. Limit Access to Sensitive and Confidential Data
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  11. Establish and Follow an e-Security and on-premise Risk Management Plan
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  12. Get Technical Expertise and Outside Help When You Need It
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The team at Unity Security is here to help protect your company — contact us today if you have any questions about how we can help.

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