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With the crippling financial and legal ramifications of data loss, preventing cyber criminals from gaining access to your information is a top priority. As much discussion as there is about breaches, preventing data loss is equally as important. There are many fundamental steps you must take to protect your data. The following categories are measures you should focus on to solidify your data security.
The secret’s out: data is the key to business success. Well, maybe it wasn’t much of a secret. But the way some companies “protect” their data, it’s as if this information isn’t nearly as critical as it truly is. All of your employees need consistent access to different parts of your data. But to protect it and help it flow seamlessly between users, you need file sharing software to support and compliment your data security policy.
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Data is the lifeblood of nearly every business. Whether data about your customers, your industries or the inner workings of your organization, information can be your competitive advantage. But how safe is your data? Keeping your data secure is essential; data security itself is a competitive advantage. For all that’s discussed about hackers, addressing data leakage issues is equally critical to safeguarding your information. But first, what is data leakage?
Think about all of the factors that contribute to the growth and success of your company. You’re probably tossing around concepts like a deep sales pipeline, a healthy employee program or even a strong commitment to customer service. These are some of the building blocks of a business that’s set to soar. Yet, none of them will save your company from the likes of a devastating security breach. Regardless of your organization’s size or industry, you are a target for cybercrime. To have any chance of achieving and maintaining the kind of success you’re planning for, it is absolutely essential to implement a proper IT security and compliance policy. Here are some of the most compelling reasons why.
It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re running, what industry you’re operating in or what size your company is, the truth is NO organization is completely safe from the danger of security breaches. Protecting your business from the threats that face your critical data and information is a crucial effort -- and one that must be shared by your entire company. Every individual with access to your systems is either part of the problem or part of the solution. To get everyone on board with helping to prevent harmful, costly data breaches, it is essential to develop a documented data security policy, one that encompasses all of the necessary components.
IT professionals have their work cut out for them when it comes to ensuring the security of an organization’s data. Cyber security risks are present everywhere. From battling ransomware and phishing attacks to accounting for human error, your defenses must be strong and proactive. Unfortunately, the IT department can’t be everywhere at all times to thwart the myriad of dangers, and often the greatest risk is the company’s own employees. That’s why it’s so critical to bring employees into the conversation and help them become an active part of your file sharing security plan.