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National Preparedness Month - Cybersecurity

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Digital code and a padlock September is National Preparedness Month: Is your personal information protected? Is your business safe from cyber attacks?

At SERVPRO of Eau Claire, our primary focus is on residential and commercial restoration and safety.  For National Preparedness Month, we are taking extra steps to protect our small business from a different kind of disaster - cyber attacks.

According to Security Magazine, there is a cyber attack every 39 seconds - more than 2,000 per day.  Cyber attacks can leave you or your business in financial ruin, delete vital information from your databases and servers, or even put people in physical danger with the information retrieved.  

We are NOT cyber security experts, but we rely on those who are to help keep our business and team safe from cyber threats.  We recommend the following steps as a starting point to protect against cyber attacks:

1) Limit the amount of personal information you put online

2) Update to the latest versions of software and operating systems

3) Make sure your passwords are strong, change them often, and use two-factor authentication whenever possible

4) Use anti-virus software, firewalls and ad-blocking services

5) Do not visit websites that do not have valid security certificates - check your browser settings to ensure you have the best security protection options selected

6) Never open an attachment or click links in emails that are not from a trusted source

For more information on how you can prepare for potential cyber attacks or other disasters and emergencies, go to ready.gov and get started protecting your home or business today.

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