A new look but the same great business opportunities
If you’ve visited our website recently, hopefully you’ve noticed our flash new look! We’ve modernised our homepage and rejigged a few things to offer a better experience overall. But don’t worry, everything is still where it was and it is still jam-packed with the same great business opportunities and resources.
As part of our upgrade we also considered the security of our information. Data theft is now one of the most commonly reported types of fraud and the WannaCry cyber attack last month highlighted just how vulnerable we can be if we don’t have the right systems in place to protect ourselves.
This month, we explain how you can protect your information – it’s a combination of technology, process and people. Addressing all three provides the best defense.
Also this month we give you some tips on how to market your business for free! With winter bearing down, this is often the time when many businesses have to work a little harder to draw customers away from the comfort of home. The good news? It doesn’t have to cost you.
All the best, Richard and the nzbiz team.
|In this issue:
How to protect your business from cyber attacks
Although we may be thousands of miles away from some of the biggest threats in the world today, when it comes to cyber threats, thanks to technology we may as well be next door. WannaCry gave us a wake-up call and we all need to take notice.
The theft of digital information is now one of the most commonly reported types of fraud and small businesses can be vulnerable. However, with the right cyber security measures in place, you can be confident your business will withstand an attack on its digital systems.
How to market your business for free
Advertising can be expensive, especially if you are just starting out or you’re a small business. But the good news is you don’t need a slot on prime time television or full page glossy to promote your business. All you need is a couple of creative ideas and you‘ll increase your visibility and generate new leads without spending up big.
Quotes to inspire
“True Cybersecurity is preparing for what’s next, not what was last.”
– Neil Renup
“As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace.”
– Newton Lee
“Ransomware is more about manipulating the vulnerabilities in human psychology than the adversary’s technological sophistication.”
– James Scott, Sr
“For every lock, there is someone out there trying to pick it or break in.”
– David Bernstein
“Understand what data you hold, how you are using it, and make sure that you are practicing good data hygiene.”
– David Mount
“Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and it boils down to this: in cybersecurity, the more systems we secure, the more secure we all are.”
– Jey Johnson
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