In today’s technologically-focused society, much of our important information is stored in digital databases, such as the cloud. If your IT department uses cloud computing or other digital services to store your company’s important data and information, you will need to make sure that this information is protected from hackers and other criminals. To provide you with peace of mind, here is a look at three steps that you can take to keep your digital information secure.
Use Password Protection
Strong passwords provide your information with protection against anyone who decides to hack into your computer or online accounts. To ensure that your passwords are inpenetrable to hackers, you will want to make sure that they are strong. A strong password contains upper and lower case letters, numbers, symbols, and cannot be easily guessed using information about yourself or your business. Ideally, you should change your passwords at least every 90 days.
Rely on Data Encryption
Information that is particularly sensitive, such as financial statements, may need to be protected using data encryption. Data encryption services will make your information unreadable, even if a hacker is able to access your database. An IT specialist will be able to create a strong data encryption program that adds an additional layer of protection to your information.
Avoid Falling for Scams
Online scams, such as email phishing schemes, are becoming more prevalent. If you accidentally open a hacked email, your digital information could become vulnerable to thieves. As a general rule, it is best to never open an email from an unfamiliar sender. A spam filter can also help to remove these harmful messages from your inbox.
For additional data protection services, be sure to contact Nextrio by calling (520) 519-6301. Our IT and strategic planning company can help you create a secure and safe cloud computing program for your business. With our managed services, you can rest assured that your computers and digital information are fully protected and secured.