TechsPlace | As more and more of our daily life and work is conducted online, the risk of data security attacks have become a major concern for businesses. It’s become increasingly easy to fall victim to the techniques used by hackers as they seek to gain sensitive information.
From selling your information for financial gain to using it for insider trading schemes, hackers could have many motives to steal your information. Check out the business tips below on how to prevent data breaches and avoid the risk of an attack.
Enforce Strong Passwords
This may be a given, but insecure passwords are one of the most common entry points for hackers. Most of us are guilty of reusing passwords for multiple login accounts. It’s a good idea to have employees and clients reset their passwords on a regular basis. Not only that but ensuring your system has validation in place to reject certain passwords that don’t fit certain criteria is a good practice.
Use Multi-Factor Authentication
A multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security system that verifies users by requiring multiple credentials in order to log in. The most common form of MFA is a two-factor authentication where a user must provide two pieces of evidence to prove their identity. For example, users might have to confirm their identity with security questions or a unique code that is sent via an SMS text message.
Update Permissions Regularly
Not everyone in your organization needs access to everything your company has to offer. Employees should only receive the minimum level of access possible. This is especially important when employees are promoted or resign. Regularly check the amount of access each employee has by implementing an event to re-evaluate their permissions.
Incident Response Plan
Create an incident response plan so if a security breach occurs, your team can handle the various phases of attack. First implement a way to detect the attack by software tools, unusual activity, or reports from personnel or other outside sources. Once you’ve identified the breach you will want to isolate and contain it so that you may determine the entry point and scope of the attack. From there, you can begin the remediation and recovery process.
At the end of the day, it’s always important to make sure that your company is secure so you can not only avoid security attacks but give yourself some peace of mind. For more information and ways to level up your data security, check out the infographic from Embroker below.