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OTA: Tips to keep business info safe


Many businesses suffer from phishing attacks and wireless snooping, but by acting on tips provided by the Online Trust Alliance, companies can take measures against cyberattacks.

A few of the recommendations from the OTA include choosing a browser that is equipped with services that fight off cyberattacks, scanning computers regularly to rid them of threats such as "botnets," being wary of deceptive and malicious emails, making sure that computers are only connecting to secure internet connections and enabling patch management for operating systems. 

"I want to thank OTA for promoting stronger cyber privacy, security, and resilience," said Senator Joe Lieberman, and Independent from Connecticut. "The same way you lock up your business at night to deter criminals, you need to lock up your computer so you're a less tempting target. OTA's simple and inexpensive security tips can help our business community take a byte out of cyber crime."

While the OTA can help businesses protect themselves from attacks such as phishing and data breaches, it is always a smart practice for businesses to purchase cyber liability insurance, which can help business deal with the growing number of cyberthreats targeting sensitive customer data.

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