The Ten Step Checklist Every Business Needs For Better Security (Infographic)

In 2012, nearly 40% of businesses that fell victim to some sort of a security breach were small to medium sized businesses with less than 1000 employees.  Even more staggering is the fact that nearly 60% of small businesses will be forced to close their doors within six months of being victimized by cybercrime. Fortunately small businesses can protect their business, customers, employees and assets for very little cost and without having to follow long, hard to understand processes.

Monica Hamilton, Director of Small Business Product and Solutions Marketing at McAfee, recently shared in their blog, a ten step checklist that all small businesses should have when it comes to keeping their business safe. It’s ten simple steps, and they are outlined in the infographic below:


There you have it! Ten simple steps to follow, and revisit quarterly, to make sure you don’t end up being one of the 40 percent who has a security breach in 2013 and beyond!


About Carolyn Crummey

Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.