Online security

This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Simple Tips Keep Small Businesses Safe Online

Some of the guide’s key tips include:

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect against unauthorized access, MFA is a security measure that requires two or more proofs of identity. For example, in addition to providing a password, a user must also use an authenticator app and/or fingerprint. MFA makes it much harder for criminals to attack a business, because even if they manage to steal proof of identity (like a password), they still need to get other proof to gain access.

Keep technology up to date

The guide provides an overview of how to audit hardware and software to make sure everything is up to date. Things like automatic updates can help a business maintain its defenses, but backing up data is just as important in case something goes wrong.

Training your team

A company‘s employees can be the best defense or the weakest link against online threats. The guide itself is a great educational tool for business owners and their teams, but additional regular training can also help everyone feel confident in their role in keeping the business safe. CommBank’s free online safety webinars can help business owners get started.

To download the guide and learn more about scam protection and cybersecurity for your business, visit: commbank.com.au/business-security