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Phishing continues to be a top exploit for small business breaches, and companies should take notice. Of the 360,000 spear phishing email attacks examined over a three-month period, the most common types were brand impersonation (83%) and business email compromise (11%). Such breaches can be leveraged to steal payment and personal information.

Here are some best practices for protecting your business:

1) Take advantage of AI

2) Don’t rely solely on traditional security

3) Deploy account-takeover protection

4) Use multi-factor authentication

5) Conduct proactive investigations

6) Train staffers to recognize and report cyber-attacks

7) Conduct proactive investigations

8) Maximize data-loss prevention

Call 716-373-4467 x 15 to review with a Databranch Security Expert!

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In the past, being a small business was enough to divert hackers from targeting your company. However, cyber criminals have discovered ways to generate profit from compromised data, many times through the Dark Web. Many small business owners are beginning to ramp up their cybersecurity efforts, but the Dark Web remains an elusive concept for most. 

In some ways, the Dark Web is exactly what it sounds like: an anonymous network of websites and forums where stolen information is put up for sale. How do organizations protect themselves and their customers from ending up on the Dark Web? By employing advanced monitoring tools through security providers and creating security training programs to foster a culture of cybersecurity education and awareness.

Databranch can run a Dark Web Scan for your company’s domain and monitor your credentials in real-time on the Dark Web, notifying you immediately when these critical assets are compromised, before they can be used for identity theft, data breaches, or other crime. Reach out to us at 716-373-4467 x 15, info@databranch.com, or databranch.com/get-started for more info!

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-your-small-business-from-the-dark-web/

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