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Feb 2019

Romance airtight cyber security this Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2019
Capify Australia

How close we are to one of the biggest retail events of the year! Valentine’s Day is coming up quick, setting hearts aflutter all over the world. Love may be in the air but how ready is your online store to handle the influx of romantics? You want to enjoy maximum spoils from this peak trading season. So one of the best places to invest small business funding this Valentine’s Day is in souping up your cyber security. Here’s how:

  1. Update your e-commerce software regularly

Likely you have sound security software already in place. Unfortunately rogue malware or viruses can infect your computers, laptops and mobile devices. Anti-virus, anti-spy ware and anti-spam filters definitely go a long way to preventing infection. But regular security software updates are pivotal to prevent threats entering your network. Look into small business funding to acquire strong firewall security and embed automatic security software updates into your day-to-day business.

  1. Back up your data
    Even if the worst happens and your business does sustain a network attack, all need not be lost. When you back up your business data and website, you stand a strong chance of recovering much of what you lost in an attack. Cover all your bases by putting multiple back-up methods to work. Here is a guide as to how your back-up system can look:
  • Every day: complete incremental back-ups to a portable device or cloud storage service. You could even use both for good measure.
  • End of each week: back up your server
  • Every quarter: back up your server
  • Every year: back up your server

Be sure to back up your data to an external drive or USB stick too. Don’t forget that small business funding can give you cash in hand to hone a top-performing back-up system for your business.

  1. Have SSL security installed
    Not sure what SSL security involves? Essentially it allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. That means you and your customers can enjoy the assurance of secure credit card transactions, data transfer, logins and social media browsing. This counts for a lot when it comes to winning customer loyalty and trust. So place a portion of your small business funding to SSL security installation.
  2. Protect your wifi and choose strong passwords
    How closely guarded is your humble Wi-Fi network? With some many other cyber security considerations to attend to, it can be all to easy to overlook Wi-Fi protection. Stave off network hackers who may seek to access your company files, online accounts and private information. Ensure your Wi-Fi is secure, encrypted, hidden and secured by strong passwords.

What is not to love about powerful cyber security? With this in place, you and your customers can transact in supreme safety throughout Valentine’s Day and all year round. Speak with Capify today about our custom small business funding solutions that support you in financing cyber security measures.

Or call 1300 760 930 to speak with one of our friendly Lending Consultants now.


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