It’s estimated that 60% of small businesses close within six months of a hack
- Financial ruin
- Reputational damage
- Business closure
Avoid the pitfalls
Mitigate disaster, manage a crisis
Imagine a disgruntled customer tweets a damaging statement about your business. People start to retweet it. The press are tipped off.
How will you react to a sudden barrage of press enquiries?
Stakeholders become concerned and there is a negative impact on your business and business reputation. Everyone from customers to investors is asking what is happening? What do you do?
Any action needs to be swift and appropriate to mitigate the damage and restore confidence. Do you have a crisis management plan to cover what you will do in case of a threat to your business reputation?
- Who will manage the crisis?
- Who will do what?
- Who is authorised to speak for the company?
- Do staff on the front line know what to say in response to enquiries?
- Who agrees the content of any communication?
- When and how will you update stakeholders?
Secure your business
If it’s digital it can be hacked…
If you suspect a breach report it immediately – don’t wait to have all the information or dot all the i’s. Ensure you have a plan to mitigate the damage to your business and reputation including how you communicate with stakeholders.
But information security isn’t just about hacks and hackers there are other threats too.
Contact Just Business Sense to discuss the services and solutions you can’t afford not to have at prices you can.
Keeping your information safe includes ensuring your systems are as secure as possible and strong passwords with good password management has an essential part to play . Threats can occur from both outside of and within your business. That’s why it’s important to have policies and procedures in place for preventing unathorised access from those outside of your business as well as internally too.
Good password management – keeping your information and business assets secure – is Just Business Sense. If you need help developing your strategy contact us for a free no-obligation consultation; can you afford not to?
Machines and software – securing systems
- Are your machines encrypted?
- Do you scan regularly?
- Is your data backed-up?
- Have you a robust system for ensuring updates and patches are implemented speedily?
These are just some of the considerations for trying to ensure you have safe and secure systems and software. It’s important to have a policy and procedures in place for your business peace of mind.
If you’re not sure what to include or haven’t the time to work on this contact Just Business Sense for a free no-obligation discussion.
Phones – think security!
Notifications flashing up on the lock screen or worse still an unlocked device are just two issues that can spell serious trouble for your business. Indeed, an unsecured device is an open invitation not just to steal someone’s identity but potentially your business secrets too.
Taking sensible precautions is Just Business Sense so why not pick-up the phone and give us a call? Initial consultations are free and without obligation.
Too good to be true?
While few people are prone to sending their bank account details to Nigerian Princes that doesn’t make organisations exempt from increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks. Not least because scammers will phish to find the weakest points.
Ensuring good practice, training and procedures for all staff is Just Business Sense. If you need help get in touch today.