Protecting your business’s and customers’ data is one of the most important parts of your business, but it doesn’t just mean investing in a good security system and installing some antivirus software. Here are three simple ways to protect your business’s sensitive information.
1. Shred Documents As Needed
Physical documents must be safely and securely stored, but you also need to think about what to do when they become outdated or are no longer needed. You can’t simply throw them away for anyone to find. One of the main ways people dispose of unwanted physical documents is by shredding them. You can invest in your own shredding infrastructure or find a local service provider. For example, you could search online for bulk shredding for businesses Brockton and then regularly collect documents to be shredded and bring them to the bulk shredding location.
2. Plan in Advance
It’s better to be prepared for security issues than to deal with the aftermath. If you plan in advance, you’re less likely to experience security breaches and more likely to handle them professionally and seamlessly when they do occur. Plan who to notify, how to handle the breach and what to do to recover. You can do this for all types of security breaches, from ransomware attacks to unauthorized entry.
3. Educate Employees
Your employees are your main defense against security threats. They’re the main targets of cybercrimes such as phishing and social engineering, both of which are more difficult for security systems and software to prevent. Employees need to know about all the potential security threats facing your business and their roles in preventing, recognizing and dealing with them. If they’re educated, they’re far less likely to fall for cybercriminals’ schemes.
Make sure you protect your sensitive information in as many ways as required. Physical documents must be protected as well as digital data, but each type of information requires different methods of security.
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.