Every website lives at a numerical IP address. Your Domain Name Server, or DNS, translates these numerical IP addresses into readable domain names we all know and remember. If your DNS settings are not working correctly, or you’re still using defaults, you may be at risk for cyber crime and performance issues.
Quad9 is a free security solution that uses DNS to protect your system against the most common cyber threats. It only takes 5 minutes to implement. Quad9 DNS settings improve your system’s performance, plus, it preserves and protects your privacy. It’s like an immunization for your computer. See the Quad9 website for more information.
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Here are a few computer security basics to help your company, even if you’re the only employee. If you have employees, train them to follow these tips. If you collect any consumer information, also check out our advice about protecting personal information. See this article from the Federal Trade Commission for computer basics for your small business.
Check out this white paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - a guide to improve cyber security for small businesses.
Most companies keep sensitive personal information in their files—names, Social Security numbers, credit card, or other account data—that identifies customers or employees.
Some businesses may have the expertise in-house to implement an appropriate plan. Others may find it helpful to hire a contractor. Regardless of the size—or nature—of your business, the principles in this brochure from the Federal Trade Commission will go a long way toward helping you keep data secure.
Watch this short video for tips on protecting your small business.
The Federal Trade Commission launched a national education campaign to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store. See the article on the FTC website for all the information >>