Small and mid-sized businesses are being increasingly targeted by hackers. Their data is being exploited, held ransom, sold and corrupted. This kind of disaster can crush the public faith in your business, result in expensive fines, and even shutter your business for good.

Below, I’ve outlined 5 quick tips you can follow to help secure your business:

  1. Enable two-factor authentication wherever you can. The more steps it takes to access your account, the harder it is for hackers to access your account.
  2. Disable defunct accounts. Search online for your name or login and review which accounts you actually need. Delete the ones you don’t need – the fewer doors into your life, the better.
  3. Change your passwords every 3 months, and we’ll say it again – don’t use the same password for everything!
  4. Avoid storing passwords in the built-in browser password manager, text files, documents or outdated password managers. We recommend using a strict password manager that will encrypt your passwords for you.
  5. Subscribe to dark web monitoring services so you can find out when your credentials have been compromised.

If you want complete protection for your business, contact 914-934-9775 or email us at We’ll resolve the vulnerabilities in your business network and help you follow IT security’s latest and best practices.