In this day and age, it’s become more difficult than ever to retain digital privacy. With information spread out across numerous platforms and cybercrime at a heightened prevalence, your data could be at risk without you realizing it. If you own or manage a company, the risk of a breach in that company’s digital privacy becomes significantly higher. Even with the most trusted and responsible employees, a security issue could strike.
While cybercrime is becoming more sophisticated, so is digital privacy protection. You can build a strong wall around your company’ digital privacy by:
- Safeguarding your company’s Wi-Fi by keeping the router in a secure area, using a firewall, periodically changing the network name and password, and keeping the software updated.
- Using secure authentication to access company data, such as two-factor authentication.
- Utilizing managed IT services from a reliable provider like TechOps Partners if your company doesn’t have an in-house IT department.
- Limit full access to your company’s digital assets. Only the employees that actively use these assets should have access.
For further insights into this topic, check out this article from Forbes: Cybersecurity For The Uninitiated.
Did you know?
Important cybersecurity statistics to help you plan for your business' future
Increase in cyber breaches year over year
Cost of cybersecurity attacks on small businesses
Small business failure rate after a cyber attack
Almost half of cyber attacks target small businesses
Digital Privacy For Small Businesses:
- 60% of small businesses that experience a cyber-attack fold within six months.
- In 2019, new security breaches in small businesses increased by 424%.
- Small businesses are the target of 43% of cyber-attacks.
In the 2019 Varonis Global Data Risk Report:
- 22% of all folders in a company were found to be open to all employees.
- 15% of companies had over 1 million folders that all employees had access to.
- 53% of companies had more than 1,000 sensitive files that every employee could access.
- Nearly 80% of organizations are implementing digital innovations faster than they can secure them against cyberattacks.
- Organizations can reduce cybercrime costs by investing in advanced identity and access management.