Developing a multifaceted data security strategies should be top priority for any Delaware business that uses the internet … period. Think on how tragic it would be if some hacker managed to worm their way into your system and either hold your data hostage or insert malware that corrupts your whole system.
Could your business survive the loss of financial data, personal data or your software programs?
93% of businesses that lose their datacenter for 10+ days file for BANKRUPTCY within one year.
Establishing certain safety protocols within the office and consulting with an IT security expert can help you avoid costly restore methods, loss of data and mitigation of malware or spyware that has permeated your systems.
Comprehensive Data Security Strategies and Data Backup Protocols is a proactive way to avoid disastrous effects on your productivity and compromise of personal data.
10 Data Security Strategies for Your Delaware Business:
1) A strong firewall protects your network by vetting internet traffic flowing in and out of your computer systems.
2) Antivirus and anti-malware software is essential to combat any attack that might worm its way through your firewall.
3) Update systems and software programs often. Updates often address certain vulnerabilities or holes that hackers have discovered as a way to ‘game the system’. Programmers continually monitor, fix or patch to keep their program and its users as secure as possible.
Keeping Data Safe From Malware
4) Encryption Software on all mobile devices – Laptops, Tablets & Smart Phones are at higher risk of being lost or stolen than desktop computers. It is important to take extra precautions, such as encryption software, password protection that enables a ‘lock-out’ feature which initiates after certain length of idle time, and remote wiping to allow for removal of sensitive data almost immediately.
5) Off-site and on-site full backups on a regular basis. Natural disasters, accidents or malicious intent can take out your data unexpectedly. When you have a full backup and restore strategy in place, it can make for getting back online quick and painless.
6) Monitor Systems to detect data or system compromises instantly. Whether you have on-site IT department or an off-site IT Partner, having active monitoring of your system for signs of breaches is great way to catch security issues before they permeate them.
7) Establish strong passwords is a start to strengthening your data security. Use between eight to twelve characters of a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special symbols. Avoid using personal data such as yours or family member’s birthday or birth year, anniversary, etc…
8) Change passwords every 90 days or more frequently for highly sensitive data.
9) Establish individual sign-ins and passwords for each employee. NEVER share one password around the office. In addition, only give the access level that is needed to each employee.
Would Your Business Survive a Natural Disaster?
10) Educate your employees. Instruct employees on safe habits, awareness and proactive ways to protect sensitive data online and with email. Avoid clicking on suspect links or downloading attachments from unknown or ‘spoofed’ email sources. Some malicious phishing actors work hard to make emails and websites look ‘official’ – awareness and caution can help to avoid bad actors trying to steal data, insert malware or ransomware to computer systems.
Security & Backup
Businesses can’t afford to lose files and data, that is why Omnimaven offer full on/off site backups for data security strategies for Delaware Businesses. One can never predict when a virus, natural disaster, fire or water damage might affect your data. Rest assured your data will be secure on our remote servers.