Privacy Protection Tips for Your Business
A data breach affects more than your wallet; it damages your customer relationships and can ruin your brand reputation. Do you have a privacy protection strategy? In this blog, we offer several tips for protecting your business information.
Implement a Clean Desk Policy
A clean desk policy should be part of your privacy protection strategy. Documents with personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) are at risk when left out in the open. Require your employees to put away documents, files, and other sensitive paperwork when they are not at their desks.
Require a VPN for Remote Work
Public WiFi networks are full of cybersecurity holes. While your employees are working from home during the pandemic, make sure they use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to your network without putting data at risk.
Ditch Your Office Shredder
Anyone can dig through your dumpster, grab a bag of shredded documents, and reconstruct them. With a mobile shredding service, your shredding provider places locked collection containers in high-traffic office areas for quick and safe disposal of sensitive documents. Your provider routinely collects and shreds them at your business while you watch.
Educate Your Employees
Your staff is the best defense against data breaches. Make sure your employees understand the risks associated with improper storage and disposal of confidential documents. Remind them to authenticate emails before clicking on links and opening attachments. The more privacy protection knowledge your employees gain, the more secure your business.
Back Up Your Data
Hackers have a variety of tools at their disposal. As a result, they can steal your data in an instant. Whether backing up offline to tape or online to the cloud, have a routine backup strategy to prevent unauthorized access to your information.
Retool Your Passwords
Weak passwords put your data at risk. Make sure your passwords combine letters, numbers, and symbols. Use a password management application to generate unique, encrypted passwords for every web application you use.
By following these privacy protection tips, you can prevent data theft and business fraud in your organization.
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