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When it comes to cybercrime against businesses, major data breaches at large corporations are often what grab headlines. However, small businesses are increasingly a target for fraudsters. Their assumption is that mom-and-pop businesses are less likely to have strong cybersecurity protections in place–but there are steps even small business owners can take to combat fraud.

In a recent article in the Daily Herald, Stephen Ball, Head of Business Banking at Byline, detailed steps Illinois small business owners can take to protect themselves, including:

  • Monitor your financial records regularly so you can catch unauthorized charges early.
  • Establish clear security protocols for online credentials–and require all employees to follow suit.
  • Get to know the security features of the websites and software your business uses daily, including applying patches and updates as soon as they’re available.

Read more in the Daily Herald.