Due to lack of knowledge, data security might be slipping off the priority list among small business owners, at a time when security threats are high.

Here are some quick tips you can offer your readers to keep their businesses safe.

Mobile Security Tips:

  • Install mobile security software on any device accessing business data (including email)
  • Turn on password protection for all mobile devices
  • Employ remote wipe on lost or stolen devices
  • Activate encryption features for data shared on mobile devices
  • Only download apps from credible app stores

Online Security Tips:

  • Ensure all business transactions are done over a secure network connection
  • Install network firewall and VPN for remote access
  • Make sure anti-virus software is up-to-date
  • Implement encryption on servers, desktops, laptops & removable media
  • Backup critical information and prepare a secure restoration procedure

So be sure to take these tips into consideration in order to safeguard your small business. And check out our 2014 AT&T-SBE Council Small Business Technology Poll  and media kit for more information on the importance of security for small business owners.