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3 Ways To Prevent Data Loss In Your Business.

September 11, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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( Data loss is a big concern for all businesses and if you don’t look after your data properly, it could cause you some serious problems. Businesses collect so much information about their customers and some of it, like credit card details, for example, is very sensitive. It’s your responsibility to look after that information and make sure that it is protected.  The problem is, there are a lot of online security issues and more and more businesses are coming under attack and having data stolen. That’s why it’s so important that you take steps to protect it. These are some of the best ways to prevent data loss in your business. 

Educate Your Employees 

Educating your employees properly is the first step to protecting your business data. Sometimes, data is lost as a result of a cyber-attack but it is quite common for data loss to happen because of a simple mistake on the part of an employee. They may accidentally click a malicious link in an email or send files without protecting them properly. These simple mistakes can have big consequences, so you need to make sure that you give good training on data security. Teach people how to spot emails that contain viruses and make sure that everybody knows how to set passwords and protect their computers properly.

Invest In Cyber Security 

The only way that you can protect yourself from online attacks is to invest heavily in cyber-security software. The best thing to do is pay for professional IT services that can manage your security for you. They will be able to keep things updated so you are always one step ahead and you are not vulnerable to cyber-attacks. A lot of businesses make the mistake of thinking that they can handle it themselves if they just buy some online security software. The problem is, criminals are always finding new ways around it, which is why it’s important that you keep everything updated. A professional IT service will constantly monitor your systems and identify any weak spots so they can fix them before they can be exploited. 

Be Careful With Remote Workers 

So many businesses are using remote workers now because there are a lot of great benefits. But remote workers can also be a big security risk. When people are using their own computers to access sensitive company information, you can’t always be sure that they have the same security that you have on the office computers. You need to have a good policy in place so you know exactly what devices people are using, and make sure that you have your IT team check them out before you allow people to start using them. It’s also important that you know exactly what data is being accessed and for what reason. People should only have access to company information if it is necessary for their job because if you can limit the number of people that are handling sensitive data, you can reduce the chances of accidental data loss. 

These are the 3 best ways to prevent data loss in your company and make sure that sensitive information about your customers is properly protected.  

Staff Writer; Latasha Ross

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