Protecting your most important information

M&T Bank can help you defeat the hackers that target small businesses.

The importance of effective cybersecurity

Many cybercriminals target small businesses because they think there is likely to be less security than at larger companies. Hackers use various techniques to steal sensitive data that could include access to financial accounts and the identity and financial information of customers. To protect your data, you need an effective business data security strategy.

M&T’s multifaceted approach to data security includes network and location perimeter protection, real-time continuous monitoring and detection of security incidents, vulnerability and penetration testing and intrusion detection systems. We can help you build a plan to identify what information is sensitive, where it is stored, how it should be protected and what measures should be followed to secure it.

Have a data backup strategy

If you do suffer a data breach, your loss can be minimized if you’ve properly backed up your data. Consider a ransomware attack, whereby a cybercriminal accesses sensitive information, encrypts it and then demands a ransom to unlock it. If you’ve successfully backed up your data, you may be able to avoid being victimized in a situation like that. Keep in mind that a data backup strategy is only as good as its recovery component, which means that you should periodically test the integrity of the data replication and recovery process. M&T can help you build a data backup strategy to complement your overall business data security plan.

Learn how to help your business thwart off fraud. Visit your local M&T branch or schedule an appointment.


Fraud Prevention

Our resources can teach you and your staff how to recognize the signs of fraud and best practices for processing credit card transactions, avoiding suspicious hyperlinks, paying invoices, and much more.  Learn more about fraud protection.

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