Small business security


Set a password on a Word document

6:00AM | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 |  If you attach Word documents with confidential information to your emails, setting a password is a good idea. The good news is it's easier to do than you might think.

Decide what information you will share

3:00AM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 |  When it comes to the inner workings of your business, entrepreneurs need to think about their limits. What will you tell and what won’t you share?

Secure your humble USB sticks

9:35PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  When it comes time to secure your computers, don't overlook the basics.

Get your back-up procedures right

10:02PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  Cyber attacks are unfortunately going to be part of life for SMEs and the damage done by loss of data can be enormous. So back-up your data – now!

Take tech passwords seriously

11:11PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Having a password that is easy to crack leaves your business’ security under serious threat. How secure is yours?

Make sure your IT equipment isn’t walking out the door

10:29PM | Thursday, 6 October 2011 |  I don’t know too many start-ups that can afford to lose thousands of dollars of IT equipment, so make sure you aren’t one of these businesses without a security policy in place.

The hack attack

7:10PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 |  The “it won’t happen to me” mentality is pretty prevalent among start-ups when it comes to hacking attacks. But beware: it could.

Smart Bell presses all the right buttons

6:07PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 |  An English schoolboy is on course for a $380,000 windfall after inventing a doorbell that fools burglars into believing someone is home at an empty property.

Physical theft bigger threat than IP theft to small businesses: Report

5:00AM | Friday, 27 May 2011 |  A new report reveals 60% of small business owners have suffered a security breach in the last 12 months, with physical theft far more common than vandalism or IP theft.

Check on the security of your customer data

5:01PM | Monday, 16 May 2011 |  Data security breaches can lead to costly compensation bills but, also, severely dent your business' reputation.