Keeping your business secure gets more difficult each year. The pandemic shifted some cybercriminals away from small to larger enterprises. Phishing remains an issue for over 30% of small businesses, along with stolen credentials and password dumpers.
As the pandemic eases, the cybercriminals may be back to smaller targets. Your financial system is the lifeblood of your business. It would help if you took extra precautions to protect it.
If you use Quickbooks, you can move your financial system to the cloud and keep it more secure from cybercriminals. First-rate cloud providers possess the most up-to-date malware and spam filters. The cloud offers your users secure access anywhere, at any time.
Moving your Quickbooks to the cloud may save your business money, too. How do you find the best hosting provider? An excellent place to begin is with a list of your requirements. That way, you can generate a comprehensive request for a proposal for a few providers.
Come up with a reasonable budget by looking at your current costs. Your IT department can help with this. A fiscal estimate helps winnow down the providers you approach.
To help narrow the provider pool down further, check their security compliances. The usual standards are PCI, DSS, and HIPAA. Security is the reason you’re moving to the cloud, so your provider security protocols need to be rock solid.
For a final list, ask for recommendations from trusted business associates or select well-reviewed, highly rated providers online. Emphasize security as part of your RFP and ask for details.
Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.