Protect Your Data This October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Protect Your Data This October

Safeguard your business’s sensitive information this National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a month dedicated to educating the public about securing their private information online. As a business owner, you know just how devastating a data breach at your company could be. This is why you should take this month to evaluate the strength of your business’s security systems and protocols. Here are some of the steps you should take to protect your company’s sensitive information this October.

Limit Access to Private Information

One way you can reduce your risk of a data breach is by restricting the number of employees who can actually access your business’s data archives. For instance, only allow your most trusted employees to input and access important information such a customer data, financial information, and so on. The fewer people who can get to your sensitive information, the lower your risk for an attack will be.

Train Your Employees

The employees that do have access to this private information should receive extensive training on how to safely handle and manage this data. For example, employees should be trained on proper login and logout procedures, how frequently to change their passwords, and how to safely input, delete, and distribute sensitive information. Finally, your staff should know what to do to minimize the damage if a cyber attack does take place. If you are not sure what your employee training program should entail, contact a cyber security expert. Oftentimes, representatives from the security company your business uses are happy to come in and train you and your staff about safe online practices.

These are some of the steps you should take to secure your company’s sensitive data this National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Want another way to protect your company? Make sure you have the proper business insurance protections in place. For assistance with your commercial coverage needs, contact the experts at Tri-Star Insurance/HUB International in Plano, Texas today.