One of the most dangerous threats to your business in 2018 is a data leak. Hackers can sell your information on the black market or simply destroy it. This could ruin your business overnight if you are not careful. So, you should use the best practices below to ensure you avoid leaks in 2018.
If you haven’t trained your people on phishing yet, now is the time. Phishing is a major threat to every company in the world. The way it works is sneaky but powerful.
The reason this works so well and is so dangerous is because the email addresses can be spoofed. It may even look exactly like the authentic email. Therefore, training is important.
Teach your team to avoid clicking on any links in emails that seem suspicious. If they do want to look at a link, make sure all security software is active so it can prevent the threat. This will save you time, money and the danger of lost data.
Without the right people, you cannot protect your data in the best way. Your IT staff should all be certified in the hardware and software that you use. Make sure they are trustworthy by running background checks on each person you hire, even if is a short-term hire. That is because one of the biggest threats (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/6-best-practices-to-avoid-leaks-in-2018/