Data Safety for Business

As the owner of a business, you collect and store sensitive information about your employees and customers. You may think that cyberattacks are only a concern for large corporations however, 60 percent of data breaches impact small businesses1.

A single infringement could cost you millions of dollars in settlements and fines. It could also destroy your customer’s loyalty. It could also harm your company’s reputation, and possibly cause you to be out of business.

There is no one-size-fits all solution to security of data but there are fundamental things that any business can do to reduce risks and protect itself from threats like malware or phishing as well as data loss. By investing in strong passwords and securing important documents, and providing security training to your employees can make it much more difficult for attackers to gain access to your data.

Conduct regular risk assessments: This will allow you to identify weaknesses and identify the most effective security measures. Create a Comprehensive Security Policy: Create clear guidelines for access to data, data handling, and what you should do in the event of an incident involving data. Encrypt Sensitive Data It makes data inaccessible to unauthorized users at rest as well as during transport. Dispose of Data that isn’t used: Consider guidelines that instruct your employees on how to delete or sanitize sensitive data (like shredding digitally or degaussing) to ensure it’s not access by anyone else who shouldn’t be able to access it.

By following these tips to build an excellent foundation for a secure infrastructure that supports your business continuity during and after an attack from cybercriminals. Get a free consultation with our Cybersecurity and IT specialist to discuss how you can create the perfect plan for your unique business requirements.