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Cyber securityYour business data is as important to you as money these days. You have to take every measure possible to ensure your data is secure. Hackers are constantly on the prowl. 

Unfortunately, many businesses aren’t doing so, and it leaves their business data exposed. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to secure your data.

Train Your Staff on Security Protocols

Many hackers access your data by taking advantage of unsuspecting employees. They may breach your facilities by following one of your employees in the front door. They may also access one of your employee’s credentials by using a phishing scam. Phishing is where a hacker poses as a supposedly reputable source and gets someone to supply data. 

Educate your employees on the many ways hackers can breach your facilities and hack your data. You can reduce the chances of it happening.

Protect Your Data With Encryption

When it comes to hacking, many hackers go for the low-hanging fruit. They look for weaknesses in your systems. All too often, the easiest access to your system is using an employee’s password. 

To protect your system against this, use an encryption system. Encryption systems will prevent hackers from using simple programs to decipher your employees’ passwords. Encryption applies another layer of security that works with your current security protocols.

Protect Your Mobile Systems

Mobile devices are a daily part of our lives. Many companies are using them, too, to enhance their staff’s productivity. However, many mobile devices do not have the same level of security as desktops and laptops. 

With weaker security systems, mobile devices are sometimes easy to compromise. However, you can secure the mobile devices by securing your wireless network. You may also consider purchasing business cell phones that designed for enterprise use.

Buy Data Breach Business Insurance

Insurance is one of the most important ways to protect businesses from risks. Data breach insurance will protect you financially, should a data breach occur.

Data breach insurance is sometimes also called cyber-security insurance. It will help your business recover in the event of a breach. Often, your insurance helps cover litigation costs and the costs of protecting customers’ information.

Your data is important to your business. It’s also important to hackers. Protect your business and your data by incorporating simple protections in your security protocol.

Porter-Brandenburg Agency, Inc. is here to help you get the Dallas business insurance you need. You can also explore our website to learn more about data protection insurance. If you have questions, call us at (972) 234-5588.

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