Data Safety for Business

As the owner of a business you must collect and store sensitive information about your employees and customers. You might think that cyberattacks are just an issue for large corporations, but 60 percent of data breaches affect small-sized companies1.

A single lapse can result in millions of dollars in legal settlements and fines and could sever your customer's trust. It can also jeopardize your company's reputation and even put you out of the market.

There's no universal solution to security of data, but there are a few basic steps that every business can take to mitigate the risks and safeguard themselves from threats like malware, phishing attacks, and data loss. By investing in secure passwords, securing important documents and offering security training to your employees to make it harder for attackers access to your data.

Conduct regular risk assessments This will help you identify weaknesses and help you prioritize your security efforts. Develop a Comprehensive Security Policy: Create clear guidelines on access to data, data handling, and what you should do in the event of a data breach. Encrypt sensitive data to make it inaccessible to unauthorized users, at both time of transport and rest. Destroy Unused Information: Consider policies that instruct staff on how to clean or overwrite sensitive information (like degaussing or digital shredding) to prevent it from being accessed by those who aren't supposed to.

By following these tips and guidelines, you can lay an enduring foundation for an effective and secure infrastructure that helps ensure your business's continuity before, during, and after a cyberattack. To learn more about creating a plan that's right for your unique needs, book an absolutely free consultation with our cybersecurity and IT specialist.

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