Protecting sensitive data is the end goal of almost all IT security measures. Two strong arguments are; to avoid identity theft and to protect privacy.
The improper disclosure of sensitive data can also cause harm and embarrassment and potentially harm the reputation of the Organization. It is to everyone’s advantage to ensure that sensitive data is protected.
1. Security is fundamental
Security is crucial to all organizational and business operations. All existing and new business and processes should include a review to be sure data is safe from loss and secured against unauthorized access.
2. Plan ahead
Create a plan to review your security status and policies. Create routine processes for access, handling and storage safety as well as archiving unneeded data. Make sure you and your colleagues know how to respond if you have a data loss or data breach incident.
3. Know what you have
The first step to secure computing is knowing what data you have and what levels of protection are required to keep the data both confidential and safe from loss.
4. Scale it down
Keep only the data you need for routine current business. Safely archive or destroy older data, and remove it from all computers and other devices (smart phones, laptops, flash drives, external hard disks).
5. Lock up!
Physical security is the key to safe and confidential computing. All the passwords in the world won’t get your laptop back if the computer itself is stolen. Backup the data to a safe place in the event of loss.
Infinity Network can help you with sorting out your requirements and putting the right plan in place for you. Our security specialists have the skills to identify what is needed to put you in a safe place.
Contact us right away and let us help you put yourself on the right track. View our web site at http://infinitynetwork.com/contact-us/