If you’re looking for information and practical suggestions on how to protect your business from breaches in security you’ve come to the right place. For a general overview of office and workplace security, click here. Then explore the articles below for more details.
- Cybersecurity employee training best practices - Having best practices and policies in place, properly training employees and holding them accountable can be the difference between successfully operating a business and courting disaster in the digital age. We offer 10 tips to help keep your business safe.
- Cybersecurity trends - Use and follow industry trends to help protect your business. Learn more about anticipated trends in 2019 - 2020.
- Why cybercriminals target small businesses - Learn more about the rising threats of cyberattacks on small businesses and why they are uniquely vulnerable.
- New survey about cybersecurity - Nationwide's fourth annual Business Owner Survey reveals that business owners' increased use of technology creates new gateways for cybercriminals.
Protecting Your Financial Accounts
- Business Identity Theft - Personal identity theft is widely known, but business identity theft can occur too. Learn ways that you can protect your business from would-be thieves.
- Identity Theft and Business Owners - Unfortunately, small business owners are targets for identity thieves. However, we have suggestions for how to safeguard your personal finances.
- ACH Fraud Protection - ACH transfers are a secure way to make and receive payments, but they can be used fraudulently. Find out how to prevent ACH fraud.
- Using Credit Cards Safely - There are lots of ways that your business credit cards can be compromised. Fortunately, there are also many steps you can take to keep them safe.
- Keeping Customer and Employee Information Safe - Safeguarding sensitive information is critical to protecting your customers and employees from identity theft. Learn how your business can keep sensitive information safe.
- Protecting Your Mail - Your business’s mail may be a security risk. Find out how and also how to protect your business from would-be thieves.
- Protecting Your Email - Business email compromise is a sophisticated scam targeting organizations to fraudulently induce their employees to make funds transfer payments as a result of an impersonation of an employee, vendor or customer. Learn how Nationwide can provide specialized cyber and fidelity commercial crime insurance and loss prevention expertise.
- Opting Out of Personal Offers - Your personal mail can also pose a threat to your security. Learn how to opt out of the personal offers that can put your finances at risk.
- Recognizing Phishing - Find out how to recognize thieves’ attempts to get sensitive information about your business.
Your Employees and Business Security
- Screen Before You Hire - Sometimes you can catch a would-be fraudster even before you hire them. Learn how to conduct effective background checks.
- Avoiding Employee Fraud - We have a variety of tips for protecting your business from employee fraud.
- Preventing Fraud Through Employee Training - Your first line of defense in the battle against fraud are your employees. Learn how to train them to detect fraudulent activities.
- Conducting an Internal Audit - Internal audits are one way that you can prevent and catch fraud. Find out how to conduct them.
Safe Use of Technology
- Safeguarding Your Computers and Network - Computers are critical to the functioning of many small businesses. Learn how to use them safely.
- Online Security - Using the Internet in any way opens up your business to various threats. We have tips for minimizing online security risks.
- Using Mobile and Handheld Devices Securely - Nowadays, small business don’t just rely on computers, they use all kinds of technology, and mobile and handheld devices raise unique security concerns. Learn ways to protect your business when using these types of technology.
- Password Security - There’s a reason passwords are used, but many people don’t take them seriously. Find out how to create passwords that actually provide the intended protection.
- Recognizing Internet Investment Scams - Don’t fall victim to Internet fraudsters. Learn how to tell a legitimate business opportunity from a scam.