With online interactions becoming such a big part of our lives, it’s become more important than ever to be vigilant about our cyber security. Keeping your small business’s social media accounts secure is one important aspect to consider when ensuring the security of your online business.
Social media is an invaluable marketing tool for any small business. But it’s important to remember that every new social media account you create, is a possible access point for intruders, and may be targeted to gain access to your business’s secure information.
So How Can You Increase the Online Security of Your Social Media Accounts?
Keep Your Passwords Secure
Keeping your passwords secure is always an important consideration, but more so in a business environment where more than one person may have access to online accounts. Remember to change the passwords regularly, especially when employees with access leave the business. And make sure that you have a unique password for every social media account so that if one account is compromised, the others remain secure.
Be Wary of Security Questions
The password recovery process is often an easy way for intruders to gain access to your accounts. Particularly in the case of security questions, often people use information that could be easily deciphered. If possible, try to use a question that is very difficult to answer and is unlikely to be correctly guessed.
Be Wary of Phishers – Most of us are well aware of the tactics that email marketers use to gain access to our information, but phishing activity is also very common on social media platforms where people can act anonymously to reach large volumes of people. Never click a link sent to you by someone you don’t know and always be mindful of people asking for unusual information.