03/07/22

Three Ways To Protect Your Business From Data Breach and Cyber Crime 

By: Justine Avera, Producer

Several recent high-profile breaches of trusted Oregon brands like Yoshida, McMenamins, and Bob’s Red Mill have exposed employee data and brought operational software and reservation and booking systems to a standstill.  Insurance companies are reacting to the increase in E-Crime and data breaches by toughening up their requirements before an offer of coverage is made.  Here are three things businesses can do to protect themselves from cyberattacks:

  1. Conduct an annual company-wide cyber and data security audit.
  2. Develop a cyber-attack and breach response handbook.
  3. Offer regular staff training on how to protect password credentials, and avoid social engineering and phishing attacks. 

As a Cyber Security insurance professional, I can help guide you through the process of protecting you and your business from cyberattacks. You can reach me at javera@epbb.com and 503-445-8402.