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Monday, 20 April 2015 14:55

“Attention Business Owners: What Is The Best Way To Protect Your Company's Data and Stay Safe On The Move?”

Written by Duane Lansdowne
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Data Protection Here are 5 Critical Things You Most Know To Stay Safe and To Protect Your Most Critical Information.

 

 

1.Educate Your Employees

Don’t underestimate the risks of data loss from unsecured laptops or removable media. Organizations should develop clear policies concerning the use of mobile devices.

2. Use secure passwords

Passwords are the very first walls of defense and should always be as strong as possible.

3.Implement additional security checks

Improve your company’s security by installing a firewall with intrusion detection to keep unwanted traffic off the company network. Install smartcards or token that require you to enter in additional information like, a token code together with your password, in order to access your computer. Fingerprint readers can be additional security you need to confirm your identity to access your computer when the computer is booting up or logging in.

4.Encrypt all important data

If your data in encrypted, it will remain safe even if your laptop or removable media is lost or stolen. If you don’t want to encrypt your entire hard drive, you can create a virtual disk to store confidential information securely.

5.Restrict employees from using Plug and Play devices

Plug and Play allows USB drives, MP3 players or external drives to connect to laptops or computers automatically, making it easy for company data to be copied. Instead, lock the computers so only authorized devices are allowed to connect.

Last modified on Friday, 08 May 2015 15:04

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