The most valuable thing about the devices and networks you use is the data you create and store there. Applications and operating systems can always be reinstalled, but user generated data is unique. A company’s network may contain trade secret documents, personal information about employees or clients, or financial records of the development. Below we discuss about 5 tips to keep your data safe.
Keep your data safe
Prepare for phishing attacks
Phishing is a type of social engineering attack in which a fraudster poses as a trusted source and a try to get people to a click on malicious links or provide personal information.
These attacks are usually delivered via email and are characterized by poor grammar and a claim that you need to a quickly fix something that has gone wrong.
A phishing email may claim that your account has been hacked, that you need to confirm.
If you fall for one of these scams, you risk inadvertently handing over your login, personal or payment card a information to criminals.
Alternatively, attackers can trick you into downloading malware and a infecting company systems.
If this happens in your workplace, you expose your entire development to a potentially massive cyber-attack or data breach.
Back up your work
Backing up your data is like a spare tire; you never need it until you suddenly need it.
A fairly unlikely that your data will be corrupted or otherwise inaccessible by cyber attackers in a general just stealing information, still something you need to be a prepared for.
After all, it’s not just a cybercriminal to watch out for, but also a range of technological issues, from power outages to a infrastructure damage.
Even a small delay can cause huge financial and a reputational damage, but backing up your data ensures that you always have access to a information and can stay operational.
Use secure networks
A until recently, people rarely thought about the security of their Internet connection.
This is a most part, they worked in a offices with secure networks that the development IT team had full visibility of.
With the advent of domestic and hybrid work, this is no longer the case.
Development rely on the security of employees’ personal internet connections and while data is usually encrypted by a default, that top attackers from compromising your systems in other ways.
If you use the router’s default password, attackers can a gain access to your network and launch attacks.
A employee who accesses sensitive information a part of their job should be subject to a specific rules regarding the networks they connect to.
A choose to disable restrictions on a certain document can be a viewed or at least create an automatic alert that determines someone’s IP address when they access that document.
Every software you use and every website you use has a technical vulnerability that a cybercriminal could exploit.
The good news is that the people who a maintain these systems routinely look for a vulnerabilities and release updates and a patch that fix them.
You can make sure every application you use is up to date with the patch management system.
Mistakes like this are bound to a happen, and we’re not suggesting that you should expect employees to never make mistakes.
A reduce the risk by regularly reminding employees of their information security responsibilities.
One way to do this is to enroll your employees in an information security awareness course.
Another solution is to implement a policy that reminds employees to exercise caution whenever a handling sensitive information.
If someone is traveling with a laptop, you should instruct them to a keep it with them or lock it.
If you are sending a document by email, they should double check the recipient.
Salesforce offers a good level of data security, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re doubly secure. These tips put the security of your data in your hands and out of the reach of malicious actors. Many would agree that coworking spaces offer an affordable and convenient arrangement for workers of different companies.
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