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Valuing self-privacy: 5 steps to keep your data safe and secure

Valuing self-privacy: 5 steps to keep your data safe and secure

Tech breaches seem to be in the news all the time. With so much attention on information that has been compromised, it’s natural that companies in every industry are beefing up security. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier said than done. Antivirus software used to be enough, but in today’s interconnected world, there are many methods you need to pursue when keeping your data safe. If you don’t, you could find your business in big trouble. A multi-faceted approach to security is vital to any business. It starts with antivirus software, but it doesn’t stop there. Many systems require their own protection, and the more complex they get, the more important that protection is. Businesses can never really secure 100% of their data all the time, but they can bring down the chances of a breach by keeping the following points in mind:-

  • Installing and maintaining security systems:

Installing a reliable security system in your office is of primal importance when it comes to safeguarding your data. There are myriad options, but this choice could boil down to a simple, elegant solution that will help you safeguard your premises against intruders and internal staff who might be trying to break inside areas that are off-limits to them. This is the very first step and no one should ever ignore it. A security system in your office virtually makes it impossible for someone to breach sensitive office data internally.

  • Reviewing authorisations and access levels:

Make sure that the only people who have access to sensitive company data are the ones that need it. It would be highly ideal if your content management systems allowed the administrators to assign specific roles to each user so that access is always limited and on a strictly need-to-know/use basis. This is also a great way to keep track of all the people who have access to important company data so that you can easily track them down if any of them ever tries to cause a breach.

  • Being cautious wsith passwords:

Choosing strong passwords for your personal work accounts is as imperative as having proper security systems. Do not use the same password across multiple services because hackers know about this human tendency and they make full use of it. Not only do cyber criminals have your password for a particular service but now they can basically access any other service where you have used that same password. Intimate similar knowledge to your employees.

  • Keeping track of vulnerabilities:

While you cannot exactly stop cyber criminals, if you are updated about what is going on, you will probably be able to take action and prevent it from affecting your business. Keep a close eye on all the services and software which your business uses and check for major vulnerabilities that have been revealed in that software or database. In case any of your service providers are compromised, a portion of your business becomes vulnerable by default.

  • Maintaining physical server storage:

 Cloud storage is the future and traditional servers are on their way out according to many. Nevertheless, it might be advantageous to store at least some of your most sensitive data on a physical server. Many offices still do maintain them because a tangible server is much easier to protect than the data on the cloud, which is totally dependent on the security measures of your provider.

 

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