Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
Lawrence Teicher, founder of CFO Consulting Services, LLC, a part-time CFO services company, responds to an article published by PC World, which details tips for securing a company’s network.
According to the article published by PC World on September 5th titled “Secure Your Small Business Network Without Spending A Dime,” 31 percent of cyber attacks targeted small businesses last year. The article says many small businesses fall victim to cyber attacks due to their inadequate security systems.
Investing in security programs could be costly, says Lawrence Teicher, founder of CFO Consulting Services, a part-time CFO services company. However, there are ways to protect businesses from cyber attacks by enabling security measures already available on existing programs. “Most businesses don’t realize that many of their accounting or organizational programs already have security settings that can be changed,” he says. “Before spending the money on expensive anti-virus software, it’s important to look at the programs you already have. These can be optimized to further protect your accounts and private company information.”
The article gives a few tips to securing your network without paying for anything:
- Use strong passwords with capital letters, numbers and special characters.
- Modify the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows settings in Windows
- Enable automatic updates
- Download free security tools like Microsoft Security Essentials. You can find a full list of security tools on SecTools.org, the article says.
As a seasoned Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Teicher says it’s important for businesses to protect their network with security programs. “Make sure your business first increases security using the free methods listed by PC World,” he says. “Before spending the money, you should make sure you’ve done all you can to keep your business safe. If you still feel threatened or need extra protection, it’s best to purchase virus protection software to thwart hackers or other malicious cyber intruders. Cyber attacks are a real problem for many small businesses. Don’t let something like a virus crumble your company because your network was ill equipped for a cyber attack.”
CFO Consulting Services, LLC provides outsourced, part-time CFO services on an as-needed basis to both small and mid-sized businesses located in the NY metropolitan region. Founded by CPA and financial expert Lawrence Teicher, CFO Consulting Services follows four main principles: independence, objectivity, competence and confidentiality. These core values have led its clients to achieve lasting success in their businesses.