|5 ways to secure personal info|
If you are a small business owner or manager you are likely the person that everyone turns to when things are going well, and not so well. One problem you may face is a security breach, where private information is stolen or leaked. If this were to happen, you will likely be asked questions and maybe even held accountable. Therefore, it is advisable to take steps to ensure that the personal information in your systems is secure.
As October is Cyber Security month in the US, it’s the perfect time to take a look into ways you can make your business and systems more secure. One of the best places to start is to look at how your company stores and protects personal information. Here are five tips that can help you protect personal information in your company.
1. Change your passwords
It is a good idea to change your passwords on a regular basis. You should change them at least once a year, but far preferable is to change these every 90 days. This will minimize the chances of your password being hacked and likely increase overall security.
2. One password shouldn’t rule them all
The best solution is to have a unique password for each system and one that is as different as possible. Using a password manager like Dashline or LastPass might be worth looking into but just be sure to use a separate password to access to this system as well!
3. Don’t keep everything
In order to maximize security, you should look at every link and ensure it is legitimate before you click on it. The best way to do this is to look at the sender’s email address and ensure there are no spelling mistakes or weird characters. Look for any strange spelling, and if possible check there is https:// at the beginning of all links. This indicates that the page is legitimate. If a link seems even remotely suspicious, simply delete it.
4. Don’t react immediately
5. Develop policies
Once you have developed a policy, communicating it to your employees and ensuring that they are all on the same page in following it is essential. We know it can be challenging to develop an effective policy, so why not contact us? We may be able to help not only secure your private information but also develop a sound policy that is workable.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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