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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month so we thought we’d take this opportunity to provide our small business customers with a little knowledge in the cyber security arena so you can make the best possible insurance purchasing decisions.

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers their Top Ten Cybersecurity Tips and 9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners.  The top 10 tips run the gauntlet from securing your networks to requiring employees to use strong passwords and changing them often, while the 9 tips for small business owners discusses practices like backing up important business data and downloading software updates when they are available.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also submits 10 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business.  The FCC launched the Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 back in 2012 which can help your business generate a plan for cyber security as well.

Business News Daily proposes a Small Business Guide, which discusses why hackers target small business, different types of cyber attacks, security solutions and what to look for, cyber security insurance and best practices for your business; Essential Steps for Improving Your Small Business Cybersecurity, which can be boiled down to controlling admin access, layering your security, inquiring about cyber insurance, securing personal devices without over-monitoring, and having a process in place so everyone can handle any incidents properly; and 13 Cybersecurity Solutions for Small Business, which outlines software, websites and other tools to protect your business.

Business 2 Community also provides their Top Tips to Protect your Business From Cyber Security Threats.  Here you’ll find security challenges faced by businesses, how to address cyber security threats, and how to take protective measures.

Lastly, PC Mag offers 10 Cybersecurity Steps of their own that your small business should take right now.  Included are cloud security do's and don’ts, advice on multifactor authentication, when to call in an IT security consultant, and more.

The world is more connected than ever thanks to the internet and smart technology.  Make sure you’re prepared to face the challenges that lie ahead on your path to small business success.  For more information or to see how we can help protect your small business, contact us today at 636.391.0700 or visit clhins.com to request a free quote.

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