Protect Your Business
Assess and Understand Your Risk
The Small Biz Cyber Planner from the Federal Communications Commission will help you to assess your risk and learn about measures you can take to protect your business, employees and customers from online attacks, data loss, and other threats.
- Federal Communications Commission: Small Biz Cyber Planner
- Ten Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses
EmployeesTechnology alone will not protect your organization and its information assets—employee education and awareness is critical to help secure company and customer information, and employees’ own personal information at work. The employee section of the Small Biz Cyber Planner will provide helpful information about hiring, background checks, partner companies, access controls and security training.
Corporate Account TakeoverCorporate account takeover is a growing threat for businesses. It is the business equivalent of personal identity theft where fraudsters, often supported by professional criminal organizations, are targeting small and medium businesses to gain access to their Online Banking login credentials or remote control of their computer systems.
As a business owner, you need an understanding of how to take proactive steps and avoid, or at least minimize, most threats. Wauchula State Bank recommends following these tips to minimize your risk and to protect your business:
- Use a dedicated computer for financial activity and Online Banking. Avoid using the same computer for e-mail or browsing the Internet
- Apply updates (patches) to computer operating system and other software as soon as they become available
- Ensure that anti-virus/spyware software is installed, functional and is updated with the most current version
- Install host-based firewall software on your computers
- Use latest versions of Internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome with “pop-up” blockers enabled and keep patches up to date
- Turn off your computer when not in use
- Do not approve transactions by batching them together; be sure to review and approve each one individually
- Review your banking transactions and statements and your credit report regularly
- Contact your information technology provider to determine the best way to safeguard the security of your computers and networks
Call us immediately at 863-773-4151 if you believe that your Wauchula State Bank account has been compromised.
To learn more about how to protect your small business:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Internet Security Essentials for Business
Protect Your Business Tip Sheet
Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business from Federal Trade Commission
Start with Security: A Guide for Business from Federal Trade Commission