Protecting small businesses from data breach
Today, virtually all businesses collect and store personal information about customers, employees and others. The frequency of data breaches - the theft, loss or mistaken release of private information - continue to make headline news
Data breaches aren’t just a big business problem; small and medium-sized businesses with fewer data security resources are particularly vulnerable.
In fact, 48% of small and 59% of medium-sized UK businesses experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months(1). As a result, it’s important for businesses of every size to take steps to prevent a data breach. Here’s how:
1. Only keep what you need
2. Safeguard data
3. Manage use of portable media
4. Destroy before disposal
5. Update procedures
6. Educate/train employees
7. Control computer usage
8. Secure computers
9. Keep security software up-to-date
10. Stop unencrypted data transmission
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