30 May 2019
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Best practices for keeping your customers’ information safe.

As a business owner, you are responsible for keeping your customers safe.  In an increasingly connected world, this also means safeguarding your customers’ online data.  Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ensure your company’s cyber security is tight.  Here are some of the data security tips you should employ at your business.

  • Limit Access to Sensitive Data

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of a data breach is by limiting the number of employees who can access sensitive customer and business information.  When you reduce the number of employees with security clearance, you reduce your risk for a leak.  Additionally, if a leak does take place, then you have a smaller pool of suspects to investigate.

  • Protect Your Connected Devices

Your company’s computers, laptops, tablets, and other connected devices should all be protected by strong antivirus software.  Installing this type of software will help to protect your company’s network from being infiltrated by viruses, malware, and other online threats.  Update your software frequently to ensure you have the most updated protection available.

  • Secure Your Internet Connection

A firewall is a set of programs that prevent outsiders from accessing information on a private network.  You should make sure your operating system’s firewall is enabled or, if your system is not currently equipped with firewall capabilities, then install firewall software.  Additionally, if your employees are allowed to work from home, then make sure their home systems are protected by a firewall to ensure they are not hacked.

These are some of the steps you should take to protect your customers’ sensitive data.  Want another way to keep your client base safe?  Then make sure you have the right business insurance protections in place.  For assistance with all your commercial coverage needs, contact the team at Weaver & Associates in Arcadia, California today.