Keep your customer data safe with these tips.
Protecting your customer's data is a 24/7 challenge. Sometimes, hackers may find new ways every week to access data and use it fraudulently. Even a data breach can destroy the company's reputation, regardless of the size of the company. Companies of all sizes must have action plans to secure customer information. To help, we have compiled a list of how your company can safely secure customer data.
Many organizations delay the updating and patching of software until quieter periods, but it may increase the risk of an attack during the interim period. Be sure that all devices have the latest antivirus and anti-malware data installed.
Encrypt user data
Encryption of sensitive data means that the information is difficult to understand if the information falls into hiding hands. Remember to encrypt all personal information on your servers ̵
Restrict data access
Think about who in your organization has access to sensitive customer information. Decide what an employee needs access to and make sure they only have access to what they need. If someone in the company can see sensitive data, the risk of problems increases.
Make sure employees know how to detect fraudulent, phishing emails that can download malicious software on devices. Also, make sure they change their passwords with the seasons and that they do not use the same password for different accounts.
Talk to the Abbate Insurance team to secure your necessary Internet Liability Insurance . While insurance does not replace strong cyber security, it is important for the company's risk management plan. To get started with your policy, contact us today.