Security Must-haves for Small Businesses
By Jason Kelly
When owning and operating a small business, there is a lot to consider. But high on your priority list should be security.
Check out these must-haves for small business owners operating out of their home office:
Locked Outside Fuse Box
Front Door Camera
2 Factor Authentication for Entry
Locked Office Door
Interior Office Camera
Home Alarm System
Cell Phone Security
The next step to securing your business’s future is making sure your cell phone is as secure as you can make it. There isn’t much guesswork on what’s available as Apple and Samsung phones are not open sources.
Here is what you need for making Apple or Android phones secure:
Wireless Router Security
Your wireless router is the lifeblood of your company and should be treated as such. The first thing you must do is learn to change your router’s password from the default. Getting a home firewall will also prevent novices from getting into your files.
Consider these when it comes to router security:
WPA3 Enterprise Login
WPA2 Security Best Practices (If you are going to use it)
Hide your Wi-Fi SSID (you don’t need to broadcast you have wifi)
Your computer security is simple but requires a few upgrades. The most notable is the NFC USB login combination, which requires devices like Google Titan Master Keys and USB-C dongle combinations to basically render your computer useless unless all pieces of the puzzle are present when turning your computer on. Here are some recommendations:
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Upgrading the Wifi Antenna to a Secure Model
Biometric NFC USB login Combination
Full Backup of Hard Drives
Website Security Phoenix AZ Ad Agency sells secure WordPress websites and offers recommendations for Sitelock website security, so many of these recommendations come bundled in with Sitelock security. The rest are off-the-shelf technologies and best practices.
SSL (Secure Socket Layer Certificate)
CDN (Content Delivery Network)
Randomized Login Page
Secure Password or Password Manager
Full File Backup
2 Party 2 Factor Authentication
No Security Strategy Is Bulletproof
There are a lot of evil people working towards executing lots of people’s agendas. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking “no one wants my information” or “it couldn't happen to me”. It does happen to people all over the country, and that is why small, home-based business security is a billion-dollar industry. If you have any questions about small business and advertising campaign security, check out Phoenix AZ Ad Agency.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jason cut his teeth in a brutal outbound recruiting sales environment.
He's worked for himself these last 6 years only to understand that committing to 150 phone call days during the employed bullpen days really was his most valuable acquired work asset. Jason took that "must be winning attitude" towards creating a low-cost, high-value agency that concentrated on Lee Iacocca's Boomer business crowd. See Phoenix AZ Ad Agency. Instead of conquering the world in the funnel space, Jason has carved a single niche for himself as an aging millennial, but still someone who can give best practices advice to grandparents with an air conditioning services company. Contact him if you want to know more about the things your company could be doing to attract more business or make it easier for your salespeople to sell. Contact Phoenix AZ Ad Agency at (480) 686-7775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.