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Data Security Tips for Your Business

By Nextrio on June 11th, 2014 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

If you run a small business, it is important to know how to safely store your data. This protects your company, your employees, and your customers, making it easier to run a successful business. Use this guide to find data security tips to help your business.

Create Data Security Rules for Your Company

All employees must be on the same page when it comes to your company’s data security policy. When all team members are aware of data security issues and what information needs to be protected, it is easier to manage. Create a security policy and hold workshops to help employees understand your company’s security requirements. Make sure potential employees are aware of your needs and meet your standards before bringing them on to your team.

Keep Track of Sensitive Information

It is important to know what information is most sensitive in order to protect it. This can include customer names, passwords, addresses, and financials as well as private information about your company and employees. Make a list of all of the information you want to protect as well as where it is stored. Try keeping sensitive information on as few computers as possible, as this will help improve security and reduce the risk of information getting leaked or accessed by someone who is not supposed to have access to it.

Stay on Top of Your Passwords

If your company has had the same passwords for more than a few months or you use the same password for multiple accounts, now is the time to make a change! Using a totally random password for each account is essential for keeping hackers away and keeping information protected. It is also important to change passwords every few months to stop any hackers who may have gotten your information from using it for a long period of time.

Learn more techniques for securing data with help from Nextrio. Our Tucson IT company can help your small and medium business be as secure as possible. Call us at (520) 519-6301 to get started.