With increased amounts of data continuously being shared across multiple devices, securing data can seem like an overwhelming task. Recent data security breaches at well-known retail chains such as Target and Home Depot have personalized the possibility of a breach for everyone. Companies should assume that their organization’s data has the potential for being compromised. Take these critical steps to establish more effective security that will hold up over time.
Take extra care of sensitive data
Identifying sensitive data may sound simple, but business owners often treat all digital information the same way. Extra thought should be given to where and how important financial, personal, and sensitive information is stored.
Limit the access
External threats are only part of the problem when it comes to securing data. Granting too much access can create issues, such as unintended disclosure, which happens when data is too widely shared with employees or IT administrators. Also, a plan needs to be in place to disable computer, network and data access when employees leave a company and had access to cloud-stored data.
Consult IT professionals
Many small business don’t has the full resources of an internal IT departments, so it would make sense to partner with an outside company to assist. With help from the pros, you can increase accountability and reduce your risk with data security.
Go completely paperless
It can be easy to forget about physical security when you are thinking about protecting digital data, but physical data can still pose a risk when it is easily recovered from trash cans or recycling bins. You can reduce this risk by going completely paperless with your business, which will also promote sustainability and save you money in the long run.
With Nextrio on your side, you can rest assured that valuable data will be kept safe so that you can maximize your IT ROI and minimize your risks. For a closer look at what we can do for your business, visit our website or call us at 520-519-6301.