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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £129.
Businesses need to maintain an online presence to help reach new customer bases and promote their products and services. However, as online attacks and data breaches become more frequent, it is important that you take steps to ensure that your business’s online presence is protected.
We explain the key steps you should take to keep your business safe.
Your business might store user accounts and payment information for your customers. It is your responsibility as a business to ensure that this data is as secure as possible.
Data should be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
This helps to ensure that customer information is protected and handled responsibly. Adhering to the Data Protection Act also helps a business to avoid potentially heavy fines should a data breach happen, especially if that breach was aided by non-compliance.
Key ways to help secure your data include:
Your data and access to the workings of your website should be limited. Specific site administrators should be in place with login information changed whenever one leaves the company.
Strong passwords and security software can help to protect your website from hacking, keeping data secure and protecting your brand’s image online.
Having policies in place that dictate how your business governs access and usage of your site can help to guide staff in the best ways to protect your site. This should be coupled with regular training to ensure any new potential threats are discussed, and any new methods for keeping your site and business secure are explained to your employees.
The same rules apply for your social media accounts – hacking these can allow for information to be leaked or damage to be done to your online reputation, which can be difficult to recover from.
In the event that your business does fall victim to a cyber crime you need to have a plan in place to help limit the damage this can cause.
This includes several key points:
Our blog post on what you should do in the event of a data protection breach can provide additional help and explain what to do in the event that your business’s data is compromised.
FSB members have access to our FSB Cyber Protection services. This services provides members with access to a dedicated helpline and limited insurance designed to support and protect your business.
Other benefits include:
Finding information on how to protect you and your business can be costly and time consuming. To find out more about how FSB can help you to protect your business get in touch with a member of our team or visit our FSB Cyber Protection page.
FSB Cyber Protection includes an insurance policy with cover of up to £10,000 and an unlimited use helpline to answer all your Cyber Security questions.