Five Essential Tips for Small Business Data Security

Five Essential Tips for Small Business Data Security

“A recent study from Ponemon Institute shows that 90 percent of data breaches impact small merchants. Given that payment data is the target for 65 percent of breaches, small business owners should be concerned by the potential vulnerability of sensitive payment data used to process transactions every day, in multiple ways — in person, online and even via mobile device.”

SME’s face a number of problems when it comes to protecting their digital assets.   These are 5 very good tips that SME’s should deploy within their business that will go a long way to protecting them from cyber crime.

The only addition,  would be that none of these will work properly without the added issue of password security.   Complex and unique passwords seem to be the key to protecting any asset in the digital world.

Roger Smith, is an educator. Teaching students at ADFA (UNSW) and showing them how vulnerable they are to cybercrime.

He is also CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, an Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework. He is a Consultant who specialises in inexpensive and highly effective security strategies for small and medium businesses and not for profit organisations.

He has developed and authored the SME Security Framework and the Security Policy Training Course which are considered to be the definitive guides to helping SME's protect their organisation using the principles of Technology, Management, Adaptability and Compliance.