January 28, 2019, is National Data Privacy Day. To honor that designation, we thought it was important to share with you and your business four ways to secure your data.
1. Carry out an internal cybersecurity audit.
Securing your company starts with understanding where your weak points are and where your company might be vulnerable to unauthorized access to data and systems. You might even want to hire a professional to do this effort to get a comprehensive audit of the security of your company.
2. Manage who has access to information.
Most phishing attacks become successful through improperly trained employees that don’t know what to keep an eye out for. This can mean that sensitive information that a criminal would greatly enjoy might become easily available. It is vital to limit downloading privileges and website access only to those employees who have undergone regular training on data security. It is recommended that management keep an internal monthly audit of which employees have undergone training and how often they must refresh their knowledge in order to keep their administrative privileges.
3. Set up automatic updates for software.
Manually updating the software on every computer within your organization can seem tedious and unnecessarily, but it is essential! Many updates to software are actually for security purposes. Instead of trying to keep up with every update, enable automatic updates to be installed as they come in. This can be a very beneficial step to securing the data within your organization and making your life a little bit easier, so you can focus on what really matters; getting back to business.
4. Create a regular employee training schedule.
Education is the absolute best tactic to secure your business. Take a few minutes this week to chat with your employees about data breach. Educate your employees on how certain habits within the workplace can expose everyone’s information, including your data on your customers. Here is an article with a few talking points to get you started.
Before January 28 comes around, make sure your company’s data is secure so you can say with confidence that you are prepared when National Data Privacy Day comes.
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