How to Keep Data Secure

Data theft is among the most pressing concerns for companies. The stolen data can be used for identity fraud, corporate or government espionage and even ransomware.

The importance of safeguarding consumer data is at an all time rising, with notable companies like Uber and Tik Tok experiencing massive data breaches. In a world where consumers are expected to use their personal data for creating accounts, buying products online, or filling in tax forms, businesses must ensure that the data they receive is protected from cybercriminals.

A company can make a variety of modifications to keep its data safe, from encryption of all its data to establishing an incident response plan. These strategies can be applied throughout the organization and lower the risk of data theft.

1. Establish and implement strict security standards.

It is essential that each employee is aware of the importance protecting confidential company data. This includes establishing strong password policies and ensuring that you update all software to the most recent version. It is important to regularly update your software to guard against these weaknesses. Many hacking attempts are based upon an outdated systems.

2. All of your data should be encrypted during use and in rest.

Encryption is a powerful weapon against data breaches. Every business should implement an policy that secures all data that is in transit and in rest. This can be achieved by encrypting all data that is on the network, or by using encrypted tunnels like VPNs.

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