facebook linkedin twitter

Computerware Blog

Tip of the Week: 3 Key Factors to Securing Your Data

Tip of the Week: 3 Key Factors to Securing Your Data

With data being such a valuable asset today (especially personally identifiable data), you can’t afford to let any of the information your company has access to fall into the wrong hands. The same goes for all of your data, especially that which concerns your employees or your clients. Let’s go over a few tips that should help you keep this data safe, step by step.

Identifying Your Data

When you’re looking to protect the personal information you’ve collected, it is crucial that you know what you have. Otherwise, the likelihood that something will go overlooked just becomes too high and wind up breached as a result.

To avoid this, it is imperative that you record everything, from how your storage architecture is put together to where your most valuable data is stored. If you need to reexamine your stored data and reorganize it, that’s a great opportunity to create your record if you had not done so before. Doing so allows you to adjust your users’ permissions.

Keeping an eye on your data is paramount to properly securing it, and there’s a lot of data that you should be worrying about. Both your customers and your team will entrust you with their data. If you don’t keep it as protected as best practices demand, you could easily find yourself betraying that trust; and, in order to properly protect this data, you need to know how many resources will be required.

Pruning Through Your Data

After you have a handle on where your data is stored and located, you need to examine it more closely. How much of it do you really need in order to continue your operations, and are there alternative strategies that would more effectively accomplish your goals?

As an example, you shouldn’t be retaining your customers’ credit card details for any longer than you absolutely have to for business purposes, as this is just another opportunity for this data to be stolen.

As you sort through this data, you should also be pruning the access that some members of your organizations have. There is just some data that certain employees (or even certain departments) have no reason to access, so allowing this access is just inviting trouble unnecessarily.

Protecting This Data

Of course, keeping your data safe requires some additional considerations, like how you plan to store this data (and how to keep it the safest). Your sensitive data needs to be stored on a predetermined device, protected by comprehensive access controls to prevent unauthorized users from manipulating it. The same needs to be the case for any hard copy data you’ve retained, as well.

If your protections are infiltrated, despite your best efforts, it becomes all the more important to identify the breach and mitigate as much damage as you can. Proactive monitoring and a comprehensive backup can prove particularly valuable to this end.

For assistance in acquiring and implementing these solutions, reach out to Computerware. Our understanding of best practices allows us to optimize your security. To learn more, give us a call at (703) 821-8200.

There Are Some Serious Benefits of Backup
Small Business and the Internet of Things


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.cwit.com/

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Business Computing Privacy Internet Cloud Software Data Hackers Business Management Hardware Workplace Tips Microsoft Network Security Backup Productivity Hosted Solutions Business Managed Service Provider Productivity Email Malware IT Services Saving Money Efficiency Google Computer Small Business User Tips Innovation Collaboration IT Support VoIP IT Support Smartphones Data Backup Quick Tips Network communications Mobile Devices Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Microsoft Office Gadgets Data Recovery Social Media Android Cybersecurity Upgrade Communication Mobile Office Server Virtualization Phishing Smartphone Mobile Device Management Miscellaneous Holiday Ransomware Vendor Management Managed IT Services Users Operating System Outsourced IT Windows 10 Windows Tech Term Passwords Apps Mobile Device Facebook Internet of Things Unified Threat Management Remote Monitoring Automation BDR BYOD Remote Computing Apple Mobile Computing Managed IT services Analytics Data Management Windows 10 WiFi Cloud Computing History Artificial Intelligence Training The Internet of Things Marketing Browser Save Money Business Technology Firewall Help Desk Alert App Big data Encryption Spam Office 365 Budget Two-factor Authentication Office Health Bandwidth IT Consultant Information Technology Managed Service Hard Drives Bring Your Own Device Maintenance Antivirus Printer VPN Gmail Government Access Control Managed IT Cybercrime Content Filtering Windows 7 Going Green Wireless Technology Computers Search Saving Time Tech Support Virus Information Healthcare Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Retail Best Practice Lithium-ion Battery Cost Management Windows 8 Outlook Hiring/Firing Remote Work Humor Project Management Covid-19 Customer Service Computing Travel Education Update iPhone Phone System It Management Data Security IBM Blockchain Hacking Augmented Reality Data Loss Money Document Management Networking Vendor Mobility Proactive IT Data Breach Computer Repair Running Cable Regulations Administration SaaS Intranet Wireless Twitter Wi-Fi Avoiding Downtime Storage Website Law Enforcement Voice over Internet Protocol Solid State Drive Compliance Risk Management Data storage Current Events Flexibility Save Time Applications Password Value Downtime Patch Management File Sharing Customer Relationship Management Hacker Hard Drive Legal PowerPoint Conferencing Company Culture Social Engineering Paperless Office Social Networking Monitoring User Sports Digital Virtual Desktop Websites Disaster Social Meetings Management Private Cloud Hosted Solution End of Support DDoS Robot Software as a Service Vulnerabilities Securty Telephony Machine Learning Telephone Systems Net Neutrality Word Black Market Excel Business Intelligence Cryptocurrency Cortana Digital Payment Router Laptop Business Growth Google Maps Scam Comparison Tablet Fax Server Cooperation Redundancy Virtual Reality Trending Office Tips USB Cost Politics Presentation Automobile Text Messaging Mouse Processor Emails Webcam Chromebook YouTube Evernote Unified Communications Programming Settings Virtual Assistant Specifications Computing Infrastructure Safety Hack Statistics Solutions How To Network Congestion Start Menu Tech Terms Multi-factor Authentication Documents Download Professional Services Entertainment Inbound Marketing Mobile Technology Teamwork Telephone Heating/Cooling Integration Streaming Media IT service Uninterrupted Power Supply Microchip Taxes Vulnerability Distributed Denial of Service Smart Devices Pain Points Bluetooth Bitcoin Managed Services Provider Public Cloud Licensing Chrome Co-managed IT Data Protection eWaste Video Conferencing User Error How To Memory Employee/Employer Relationship Identity Theft Google Docs Managed Services Downloads Distribution Computer Accessories Experience Managed IT Service Notifications Gaming Console Cleaning Processors Monitors Lifestyle Advertising Flash Employer/Employee Relationships Tip of the week Software License Trends Business Owner In Internet of Things Debate CIO LinkedIn Google Play Telephone Service Google Calendar Multi-Factor Security Harddrive Remote Working Microsoft 365 Touchscreen News Fraud Tactics IP Address GPS Staffing Google Wallet Managing Costs VoIP Devices Windows XP Best Practives Application Scalability Financial Data Archive Society Browsers Knowledge UTM Content Human Resources Motion Sickness External Harddrive Electronic Health Records Skype Displays Medical IT Trend Micro Consultation User Tip Proactive Maintenance IT Plan Enterprise Resource Planning Memes Micrsooft Microserver Security Cameras Threats Technology Tips Legislation Error Messenger Tracking Fake News email scam Addiction 3D Ebay Drones Navigation Virtual Machine Audit Accountants A.I. Rental Service Thin CLient Managing IT Services Point of Contact Digital Signature Cabling Telework Data Analysis Employees Web Server Smart Phones Surveillance Get More Done eCommerce Data Warehousing Remote Workers Permissions Language Printer Server Printers SQL Server Emergency Hard Drive Disposal Migration Connected Devices Administrator IT Turn Key GDPR Managing Risk Access Wireless Headphones Books Workers Microsoft Excel Network Management Adminstration Pirating Information Recycling Tech Hypervisor Computer Care Equifax Fleet Tracking Supercomputer Leadership Virtual Private Network Analytic Trojan Windows Server 2008 Worker FinTech Music Organize Fileless Malware Hybrid Cloud Device security MSP PDF Development switches Product Reviews Writing Holidays Google Drive Data Storage Read Proxy Server Azure Desktop Finance Upgrades Modem Strategy Spyware Mobile Payment Nanotechnology Best Available Social Network Keyboard Reading Samsung LiFi Electronic Medical Records Transportation Business Cards Service Level Agreement Domains G Suite Term Electricity Printing Startup Asset Tracking Employer Employee Relationship Procurement Unified Threat Management Backup and Disaster Recovery Public Speaking Organization Device Management Directions Display Username Hacks Physical Security Recording Optimization PCI DSS Content Management Work/Life Balance Webinar Dark Web Free Resource Gamification Banking Botnet Communitications Business Managemenet Deep Learning SSID cache Television Screen Reader Customer Resource management Shortcut Relocation Tablets Upselling Visible Light Communication Health IT Piracy Upload Troubleshooting Sync Video Surveillance Processing WannaCry Smart Tech Entrepreneur Supply Chain Management Virtual Machines Time Management Freedom of Information Fiber-Optic Database HIPAA online Currency Wasting Time Corporate Profile HTML Environment CCTV Saving ZTime Internet Service Provider IT consulting Logistics Reliable Computing Regulations Compliance Bookmark Mobile Security Electronic Payment Business Metrics Computer Malfunction IT Assessment Cyber security Assessment SharePoint Telephone System Competition CrashOverride Regulation Financial Capital Productuvuty 3D Printing Personal Information Managing Stress