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3 Ways to Keep Your Business Secure from Internet Scams

The agents of Pikes Peak Insurance Agency offer Colorado business owners commercial insurance policies designed to protect every aspect of their livelihood. Internet scams are just one of the many ways businesses are targeted. There are several things you can do to secure your business and minimize your risk of financial loss. 

Two-factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication takes using a traditional password a step further. In addition to a password, the second form of authentication is required, normally in the form of a fingerprint or a code sent to your email or smartphone. Both are unique to the user and are often changed frequently to prevent others from using them. Keycards and security questions are also used, depending on the level of security desired.

Maintain a Secure WiFi Network

Maintaining a secure WiFi network is also essential. Protect your network with a unique password that is only available to your staff. It’s also a good idea to purchase a reputable anti-virus program to keep malware and spyware at bay. A secure network protects not only your business but also your employees as well.

Avoid Opening Suspicious Emails or Attachments

One of the easiest ways for a hacker or scammer to get into your system is through the use of attachments sent in emails and text messages. If you don’t recognize the sender or understand what is being offered in the content, do not open the attachment. If there are any questions concerning emails, it is often a good idea to leave them unopened.

Colorado business owners can rely on Pikes Peak Insurance Agency agents to assist them in keeping their company’s secured and protected from internet scams. Call the office at your earliest convenience to find out different ways you can keep your business out of the crosshairs of hackers and scammers.