How to Stop a Data Breach

Almost every organization today collects and stores personal data about customers, workers, and others.

Data breaches — the theft, loss, or unauthorized publication of personal information — are becoming more common. It’s not simply a large business issue. Small and medium-sized firms, which have less data security capabilities, are more vulnerable.

As a result, it’s critical for businesses of all sizes to take precautions to avoid a data breach.

Here’s how to do it:

Limit who has access to your most sensitive information – Every employee used to have full access to all of the files on their computer. Companies are learning the hard way these days to prevent access to their more sensitive data. There’s no need for a mailroom staff person to see a customer’s financial information. When you limit who may see particular files, you reduce the number of employees who might click on a potentially hazardous link. Expect to see all records partitioned off in the future, so that only people who have a specific need for access will have it. This is a common-sense idea that businesses should have implemented years ago.

Create and update procedures – You may develop processes for data security standards and keep them up to date on a regular basis. This will make it very apparent what your company’s data requirements are. This will also demonstrate to your staff that you value data and remind them that they should do the same. Additionally, it is wise to consider using roles and permissions when it comes to accessing certain types of data.

Data backup and recovery – Malicious data breaches might sometimes wipe out all of your information. It’s critical to back up your data so that it can be retrieved quickly in the event of data loss, a server crash, or even a natural disaster. To safeguard you from losing vital data, your IT staff should have automatic offsite backup solutions in place on a regular basis.

Are you ready to protect yourself from Data Breach? Contact JENLOR today!