Smart security steps give small business owners peace of mind during summer travel season
Summer is finally here, which means peak vacation season and employees out of the office. For those who own their own companies, however, taking vacations and disconnecting is never easy, as business continues as usual while owners are away. In fact, according to the 2013 ADT Safety Data Index, more than one-third of small business owners polled agree that running a business keeps them up at night, and the same number feel that running a business does not allow them to have work/life balance.
The good news is, with a few technology tips and tricks, business owners can enjoy a well-deserved break with the peace of mind knowing that their business remains secure and productive. As the country celebrates National Small Business Week June 17 to 21, 2013, consider these important tips to protect your business during the summer and all year long:
1. Create an electronic security plan to protect your assets
Whether your employees type on computers all day, have electronic cash registers or monitor inventory from smartphones or tablets, having the most up-to-date online security measures in place is critical. Be sure to install spam blockers, firewalls, virus filters and keep current on patches and other critical computer upgrades that keep your system and business protected. Business owners should also consider changing passwords on a monthly basis and making employees do the same.
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