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8 Best Practices In Data Loss Prevention

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8 Best Practices In Data Loss Prevention

Hackers, computer viruses, and even careless employees are all threats to your company’s most sensitive data. For that reason, we’ve gathered 8 best practices your company should implement sooner rather than later.

Back Up Your Data

A good backup solution is one of the best ways to prevent data loss. In the event your network goes down, a restore from your most recent backup can save your business. If you do not have a good backup solution, you’re in for a long, difficult recovery — or your data may not be recoverable at all. Make sure to back up your data at least daily, hourly, or in real time. Quikteks Backup Solution.

Assign Proper User Controls or Permissions

Make sure the appropriate users have the right permissions to access sensitive data. Don’t give permissions to unauthorized users.

Develop Security Policies

New computers and devices on your network must be properly secured. Developing a security policy that addresses and instructs how to secure each device is a good start. If your office manager buys a new tablet, for example, he or she should refer to the security policy or the appropriate information security person before connecting to the company network.

Train Your Staff

Most phishing attacks are successful when unaware users click on a malicious link or open a suspicious attachment. This can easily welcome malware to your network. Therefore, educate your employees on appropriate password management, phishing tactics, and other common security practices.

Integrate Spam Filtering

Because many threats arrive via email, it’s crucial to use anti-spam solutions that catch and eliminate spam, phishing attempts, and suspicious messages. Employees should also understand what type of information is not appropriate to send over an unsecured email channel (such as credit card information, social security numbers and so on).

Use Strong Passwords

For best security practices, use completely random strings of text, numbers, and symbols. Password managers can help users with this. Here’s an easy way how to memorize complex passwords.

Encrypt Your Data

Data encryption ensures that if your computer, a USB drive, or a hard disk is stolen, the data is indecipherable to anyone not authorized to use it. There’s no way the data can be read if it’s encrypted.

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