I constantly receive and read e-mails and articles that help small business owners with Internet issues. As I come across some important information to share, I will post it here to our blog so that others may benefit as well.
Here is an interesting article I came across the other day written by Thor Olavsrud on cio.com.
The tag paragraph for the article reads as followings:
Criminals are increasingly seeking to hijack the accounts of business owners and executives to initiate fraudulent wire transfers that can cost organizations a fortune. Here are eight steps you can take to defend your organization against such attacks.
The following is a summary of the 8 Tips:
- Talk to your financial institution.
- Perform regular security audits and risk assessments.
- Install an anti-virus solution on your computers and network and keep it completely updated.
- Dedicate a computer for financial transactions and only use it for financial transactions.
- Segregate responsibility for initiating wires from the responsibility for authorizing them, and ensure that each party uses different computers with different authorization credentials.
- Keep a suspicious mind when you receive email that asks you to click on a link, open an attachment or that seeks your credentials-even if it's from a trusted source like your bank.
- Be careful when following links on social networking sites or when asked to give information over the phone.
- Review your online banking records on a daily basis.
The article goes on and explains what you can do if you think you have been compromised.