The Modern World is a Dangerous Place for Data
Your – or your customers’ – data is a crucial asset, and one that many businesses hold in this day and age. With a growing number of firms collecting data on their customers it’s pretty clear to see why this can be such a big problem.
With that being said, the world is dangerous in terms of data privacy. That’s not to say that big advancements can’t be made. Today, we’re looking at why the modern world is so dangerous and how you can ensure the best safety and security for your firm.
Protecting Customer Data Despite Modern Threats
There are numerous threats that put your customers’ data at risk. Some of these threats include the following points:
- Your business team accidentally releasing access information to unauthorized individuals, which could allow external access to your business data records (for example, by leaving business passwords lying around or by using the “reply all” button for private matters).
- Malware and/or viruses infecting your business devices and gathering data about your business’s data usage. This can represent a serious security breach and is often the result of opening a PDF file or email that has been infected with such malicious forms of software.
- Phishing attacks. These have become particularly common during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, with hackers sending SMS phishing messages intended to gather data and information from users who think they are merely being asked to prove their identity.
These examples of how hackers can get access to your business data are becoming increasingly common. Fortunately, while there are numerous ways by which hackers gain access, there are also plenty of options for your firm to minimize the cyber security risk. Luckily, our team of professional cyber security experts can help with this.
Ways to Protect Your Business Data
So, we’ve clarified that hackers can potentially get access to your business data in numerous ways. But how can you protect your, and your customers’, data from malicious hackers who shouldn’t have access to it in the first place? Well, there are a few key things to remember.
First of all, it’s vital you ensure your firm has the correct data security protocols in place. Indeed, it can be particularly easy for your team to accidentally share passwords or security information with unauthorized individuals by accident. OF course, this represents a severe cyber security risk management challenge – and so, it’s something you should consider carefully. Make sure every team member has had training in cyber security and best practices to follow to promote good cyber security in your firm. Meriplex offers on-going cybersecurity training programs in place to protect your business and educate your employees. Learn more today:
Furthermore, it’s crucial you have the right protections in place for all of your internet connected devices. Investing in leading cyber security technology, such as anti-malware and anti-virus solutions, can be an excellent way to ensure your firm remains safe and protected against the threat posed by hackers. What’s more, these are often highly affordable options offered.
To find out more about any of the points that we have discussed today, get in touch with our national cyber security team today in Houston, Dallas, Anaheim or Sacramento. Contact Meriplex today!