Be cyber secure: Ways to protect your business and your customers
Cyber criminals uncover and target hundreds of new vulnerabilities every minute. Are you prepared?
A CYBER INCIDENT CAN BE DEVASTATING to any business. And the threat is growing. In 2021, losses from business email compromise (BEC) threats alone totaled nearly $2.4 billion.1 And that figure doesn’t even begin to calculate the cost of losing your customers’ trust if their personal data is compromised. Clearly, it’s critical for every business owner to implement a security program that protects against the evolving risks from cyber crime. These six recommendations can help you protect your business and your customers.
Have a backup data strategy in place to help in the event that you lose access to any critical business processes or functions.
You can help to defend against these efforts by educating your employees about the risks of cyber crime, investing in antivirus software and keeping all your software programs up to date. It’s also a good idea to review the security systems of the partners and vendors you work with. And have a backup data strategy in place to help in the event that you lose access to any critical business processes or functions.
Stay connected, stay protected
To help keep your Merrill account information safe and secure, make sure your contact information is up to date and set up security and account alerts so we can stay in touch. Remember, if we need to reach out to you, we’ll NEVER ask for personal or financial information or an access code through email, text or unsolicited calls. Visit our Security Center for tips on how to recognize potential scams and learn more about how to keep your accounts safe.