If you’re in the business of making money, regardless of industry, then you know the importance of keeping financial information secure. This is with respect to your business’s financial information, as well as the private information that clients provide to you when making any sort of monetary transaction.
So, to make sure that you don’t run into security issues, you can do things like encrypt your emails, pay close attention to permissions if you’re using cloud services, use password best practices for yourself (and suggest it to clients), keep updated about any kinds of online scams, and make sure that you have at least one personal email address that’s private (as in, not listen publicly online anywhere).
Encrypt Your Emails
You’re going to be talking about money back and forth with clients. That’s a given. But, if you don’t want there to be any chance that emails will get intercepted or hacked that have private information, then the simplest thing that you can do is encrypt those emails. There are various ways to do this, but some companies have broken down the complicated steps and created simple ways to ensure total privacy. If it’s in your interest to remain secure in this regard, you should contact them ASAP.
Pay Attention to Cloud Permissions
If you’re using cloud services such as DropBox or Google drive, make sure that you understand how permissions work in those applications. The last thing you need is to accidentally set a permission wrong and suddenly have sensitive data available to anyone that might stumble across the link.
Use Password Best Practices
And no security measures are going to be any good at all if your password, or any password in your system, gets hacked. And that means using strong passwords all up and down the line. Use password generators and password managers to avoid forgetting them, and you’ll immediately have a much more secure overall online presence. There’s no excuse for losing money to bad practices on this level!
Keep Updated With Regard To Scams
There are financial scams going on constantly. Many of them are trying to either get your to put money into something, or get you to give them information where they can take money from you. There are an infinite number of these scams, and then variations on all of them, so the better you know what they are, the better you can protect your business.
Make Sure To Keep Some Email Addresses Private
One way that people will try to mess with you in a financial sense is if they find a publicly available email address. That’s one reason you might want to have contact forms that stay directly in your website’s platform rather than publishing a ways that people can get to you from gmail or yahoo for instance.