Data Safety for Business

As business owners, you gather and store sensitive information about your employees and clients. You might think that cyberattacks only are an issue for large corporations, but 60 percent of data breaches impact small-sized businesses1.

A single violation can cost you millions of dollars in settlements and fines. It can also end the trust of your customers. It can also jeopardize your business’s image, and even put you out of the market.

There’s no universal solution to security of data, but there are a few essential actions that every company can take to help mitigate the risks and safeguard themselves against threats like malware, phishing attacks and data loss. By investing in strong passwords and locking important documents and offering cybersecurity training to your staff will make it much harder for hackers to gain access to your data.

Implement regular risk assessments to help you spot weaknesses and help you prioritize your security efforts. Create a Comprehensive Security Policy: Create clear guidelines regarding access to data, data handling, and what you should do in the event of an attack on your data. Secure sensitive data: This makes the data unreadable for unauthorized users both in transit and at rest. Destroy Unused Data: Consider guidelines that instruct your employees on how to overwrite or sanitize sensitive information (like shredding digitally or degaussing) to ensure it’s not accessible to anyone else who shouldn’t have access.

If you follow these guidelines to build an excellent foundation for a secure system that can help ensure your business continuity before, during, and after an attack from cybercriminals. Contact us for a no-cost consultation with our Cybersecurity and IT experts to learn more about putting together the best plan for your specific business needs.

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