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Broad-based cyber attacks: measures for SMEs

The USA and the UK are currently warning of broad-based cyber attacks. The victims are increasingly private individuals as well as governments. Here are five tips on how SMEs can minimize the risk of cyber attacks.

17 April 2018, author: Jens Wiesenhütter, photo: Helvetia

Businesswoman connecting computer cables in office.
Helvetia cyber insurance experts recommend five measures to help SMEs reduce the risk of cyber attacks.

The current cyber attack is targeting routers in particular. The victims are private individuals as well as governments and institutions. Employees working from home are increasingly the subject of these attacks. These private routers are then used to attack government offices.

Helvetia has compiled 5 tips on how to minimize the cyber risks:

  • Daily data backups.
  • Implement technical protection measures (e.g. firewalls or virus scanners) and keep these up to date.
  • Maintain a patch and update management system to ensure your programs are always up to date.
  • Protect your data with safe passwords. Encrypt sensitive data.
  • Train your employees regarding cyber risks.
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