National Preparedness Month – for Business Tip 3

Safeguarding Your Small Business

Tip 3: Enforce Secure Access Controls

Thanks to the Private Sector Emergency Management Association (PSEMA) for providing these great tips!

3. Enforce Secure Access Controls:
Implement strong access controls for your systems and sensitive data. Use multi-factor authentication and grant access privileges on a need-to-know basis. Regularly review and revoke access for former employees or those no longer requiring it.

Enforce secure access controls sounds so stark and unfriendly!

Let’s rephrase this in Wyoming terms!

Saddle up and secure the fences around your company’s systems.  Figure out which web portals are most important to your company, like your financial systems, and initiate two ways to ensure that it is really YOU logging in. 

It is called two factor or multi factor authentication, but we prefer to call it a ‘safe double check’.  It isn’t any different from when the server at the restaurant asks for your ID before running your credit card.  

Watch for tomorrow’s blog with Tip 4.

And, join your friends!  Register early for the 2024 Wyoming Cybersecurity Competition for Small Businesses to learn more about double checks and more! 

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