The Key to Practicing Good Data Hygiene

The Key to Practicing Good Data Hygiene

With the prolonged impact of the global pandemic, it is indispensable that businesses are conscious cyber security trends so that they can be hands-on and protect themselves from Cyber Attacks.

Follow these five low cost steps to reduce the devastating impacts cyber thieves are causing us.

Spring cleaning – Keep up to date

Software updates are crucial step in keeping your private information private. Implement a means of updating all software and applications on all devices.

Set aside time once a week or month to verify everything is to date

Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security measure that requires two or more proofs of identity to grant you access to your accounts. Implement MFA wherever possible. Some options include:

  1. SMS code
  2. Emails
  3. Fingerprint scans

When you require a second form of verification, security is automatically boosted because this additional factor isn’t something that’s easy for an attacker to obtain.

Use anti-virus software

A system without an antivirus is like a house with no roof!

Install and enable anti-virus software on all devices. An antivirus software mainly performs a prophylactic function. It detects any potential virus and then works to remove it.

Least privilege access

The basis of “least privilege” means that users should only have access to the resources that they need so they can adequately perform the duties that they are required to do. For example, day to day staff member does not require access to the financials of the business.

Protect your data

Always know where your confidential data is stored and who can access it. If a breach occurs, it’s critical that security teams know where the most sensitive data is stored and accessed.

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