Data Breach Protection
Many small business owners assume that they are safe from data breaches because they do not have enough information to steal. However, all business are at risk for a data breach, and small businesses are even more vulnerable than large corporations since they do not have the budget for the best cyber security systems. To help keep your business safe from a breach, keep these tips in mind.
- Educate and train your employees – all of your employees should know how to spot a phishing email, how to safely dispose of sensitive information, and how to properly access your business’s network and records. Properly training your employees is one of the easiest ways to keep your company safe.
- Double check emails – before sending any emails, make sure that you are sending it to the right recipient. Sending an email to the wrong recipient can allow sensitive information to get into the wrong hands.
- Encrypt sensitive data – especially if your sensitive data is regularly sent to various recipients, it should all be encrypted. This helps ensure that only the intended recipient will be able to open the information.
- Create and regularly change strong passwords – all computers at your business should be password protected, and these passwords should be changed at least every three months.
- Limited access – only allow the necessary employees access to sensitive information. The fewer people who have access to the information, the less likely an accidental breach will be.
- Stay updated – all of your software should be regularly updated. Hackers are more easily able to gain access into older security systems, making your company much more vulnerable.
Along with keeping these tips in mind, having the right business insurance policies in place can help to keep your company safe from any peril. Serving Yorba Linda, Placentia, and the surrounding California areas, contact Bisson Insurance Services for all of your commercial insurance needs.