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How to Keep Your Company Data Safe and Secure

Data Protection | November 15, 2018

Knowing how to keep your company data safe and secure can help prevent problems from arising in the long run. At Express Computers, we understand how important it is to keep your company data safe. That is why we offer a wide range of data protection services, including for disaster recovery, network security, data and privacy compliance, and security audits.

Tips for Keeping Your Company Data Safe and Secure

Some simple tips for keeping your company data safe and secure include:

1. Keep Track of Important Documents and Who Can Access Them

One of the easiest ways to keep your company data safe and secure is to keep track of important documents and the people who have access to them. Consider making a list of the important documents that you have to keep track of, including banking information and product development documents, as this will help ensure that you do not misplace anything. It is also a good idea to keep track of who has access to each document to ensure that only the right people have access.

2. Be Aware of Phishing Schemes

Phishing emails are fake messages that are often used by criminals and hackers to target credit and identity information, gain control of your computer, or steal passwords and company information. While these emails often appear to be from a trusted source like a credit card company, they can often include links or attachments that can cause future problems. If you receive a suspicious email, make sure to delete it right away without opening it.

3. Create Longer, Stronger Passwords

Something as simple as creating longer, stronger passwords and updating them regularly can make it harder for hackers to access company data. When choosing a new password, try to use something cryptic to make it harder to guess, while still being something that you can remember without writing it down. In the event that you do write down your password, make sure to keep it in a secure location.

5. Make Data Safety and Security a Company-Wide Effort

The best way to help protect your company data from being leaked is to make data safety and security a part of your company culture. Make sure to take the time to teach your employees about best data security practices, as well as to retrain employees whenever the security practices are updated.

If you would like to learn more tips on how to keep your company data safe and secure, or if you are interested in one of our services (data protection, IT services, or software development), please contact Express Computers at 604-888-7904 or request a consultation online.