Make sure your company is educated
Bringing in a cyber security team can be very beneficial in preventing future data breaches at your firm. It is important that employees are well-educated on the previous breaches the company experienced and know how to prevent them so that they do not repeat previous mistakes. The reality of it is no company, big or small, is ever fully protected from hackers, but the more careful you are and the more protection you have the better chance you have to avoid data breaches. Making sure you have the right security systems in place and know how to use them is extremely important. There are some programs you can use that can automatically protect you from these threats, a security system if you will. However, it is also helpful to teach employees how to encrypt data, store data, create strong passwords, and take all other preventative steps that they can.
Keep personal and business internet use separate
Encourage your employees not to use their work email, or even computer, for personal use. Most security breaches happen on accident. So the last thing you want to do is put your company and their users’ data at risk because an employee opened an email about homes for sale in NJ. Now I understand this is a hard thing to do because employees don’t always listen, but monitoring their email use and again encrypting data can help prevent this from happening. However, you should also have website restrictions in place and have network, data, and email protection to prevent unusual or potentially dangerous emails from being opened and report them.
Having an established plan
Not only do you want to have a plan for preventing breaches in place, but also a plan in case a breach does occur. Now, your prevention plan may be solid enough that you never have to act on your emergency plan, and that is the goal. However, even if you think you are taking all of the necessary precautions, encrypting everything, and that your company’s data is all air tight- it is not. Nothing is ever fully protected, and just in case, a plan B is always recommended. If a breach were to occur, you need to make sure there is a sense of urgency in correcting it and protecting your company and users’ information.
So, that was all for today. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on How Companies Can Protect Their Users’ Data Privacy. Let me know if you have any questions. Take care. 🙂