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How to Keep Data Safe and Secure

Cyber Security, Data Backup | May 28, 2020
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Knowing how to keep data safe and secure will help you better protect your business from potential threats and vulnerabilities. At Next Hop Solutions, we understand how important it is to keep all of your business’ data as safe and secure as possible. That is why we offer a range of IT services that are designed to protect your important business information, including data backup services.

Tips for Keeping Data Safe and Secure

Some simple tips for keeping your business’ data safe and secure include:

1. Watch Out for Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are usually delivered through email and can be characterized by poor grammar and the assertion that you need to quickly address something that has gone wrong. If you or one of your employees falls for a phishing scam, you will be inadvertently handing login details and business information over to criminals, exposing your business to a potential data breach or massive cyberattack. To avoid these types of scams, make sure that you and your employees are properly trained in how to identify scams and what you should or should not do if you receive a suspicious email.

2. Create Data Backups

While it is unlikely that your business data will be corrupted, backing up your business’ data regularly will ensure that you are prepared in the event that something does happen. Data backups will also allow you to access information and remain functional even if your business faces technological problems, from power outages to infrastructure damage.

3. Use Secure Networks

While working from home or the office tends to be secure, since most people use a password-protected router that encrypts data, the same cannot be said about working in public places. In most cases, casually browsing on free Wi-Fi is not a problem, but it can be very dangerous if you intend to access sensitive information. To avoid this problem, make sure that your employees only view important documents on a VPN (virtual private network) or offline.

4. Think Before You Act

Since most data breaches are the result of simple mistakes made by employees, it is important to try to reduce the risk of mistakes by regularly reminding staff of their information security obligations. Consider enrolling employees in an information security awareness course or implementing policies that remind staff to pay close attention when they are dealing with sensitive information.

If you would like to learn more about how to keep data safe and secure, or if you are interested in one of our data backup services, please contact Next Hop Solutions at 1-855-482-5141 or by requesting a consultation on our website.

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