Five Easy Steps for Securing Data

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Step #5: Educate everyone. 

Data security is ultimately about people. Every employee must understand the risks and ramifications of data breaches and know how to prevent them, especially as social engineering attacks increase.

Talk with your employees about vulnerabilities like cleverly disguised malware web links in unsolicited email messages. Encourage them to speak up if their computers start functioning oddly. Build a security culture in which everyone understands the critical value of your business data and the need for its protection. Because when you think about it, every day is Data Privacy Day.

While data security has always been an important issue for businesses, after the massive data breaches suffered in 2014, it has become a critical priority for IT leaders across the world. In an effort to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices, January 28th has been declared Data Privacy Day. It's currently recognized and celebrated in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries.

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from clear, actionable tips on how to improve their data security. In fact, Iron Mountain's 2014 Data Protection Predictors survey reveals that data loss is IT leaders' primary concern. Fueling their anxieties is the fact that the amount of data they manage continues to soar — and this data lives in multiple formats throughout their enterprise.

Here are five steps you can take this month to celebrate Data Privacy Day and improve your security plan.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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