Cyber Security Awareness Month Puts Focus on Cyber Safety

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014—Insurance Partners, Inc., is reminding business-owners, directors, and managers that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an excellent time to review and refresh cyber security policies and procedures.

While 66 percent of small business owners say they are not concerned about external or internal threats to cyber security—neither hackers nor intentional or accidental threats posed by employees—the fact is that cybercrime poses a very real—and very expensive—threat to businesses small and large.

Hackers on the inside pose a $40 billion threat to US businesses, according to a recent article in Carrier Management. Whether cyberattacks originate from the inside or the outside, though, they are inevitable, said speakers at the recent National Risk Retention Association’s conference.

  • Consider developing or refreshing
  • An internet security policy for employees
  • A contingency plan outlining procedures for responding to and reporting data breaches
  • A policy for employee social media use on the job
  • A privacy policy employees must comply with when they handle customer or employee information
  • Basic best practices for internet and social media use

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Insurance Partners, Inc., has been providing quality protection for individuals, families, and businesses for more than 35 years, helping people make sense of their insurance needs so they can look forward to a brighter, more secure future. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, contact us.

 

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