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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How You Can Help Your Small Business Avoid Holiday Scams & Fraud

How to Avoid Scams on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday

If you own a solo or small business, the holidays can be a time of increased profits. Which is a blessing especially if you own a retail shop. Unfortunately, cybercriminals take advantage of this busy time of the year to pad their pockets. The bright side is that it doesn't take much to protect your business from crooks if you take the right steps. Cyber Security is a human problem. Protecting yourself doesn't mean that you need to only make sure your business devices are locked down. It means making sure you and your staff are aware of what threats are out there and taking measures to educate your teams to avoid the latest scams. Check out these quick and easy tips to help keep your business safe from Cybercrooks.

Make backup copies of important information. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, you always need to regularly back up data on every computer and device used in your business including documents, spreadsheets, financial and personnel files, and more. There are many ways you can do this including uploading files to an external hard drive, USB drive, the cloud, or using a paid data backup site.