Protect Your Data

Your data is one of the most important assets of your business. It is what allows you to keep track of your customers, sales, and operations. However, if this data falls into the wrong hands, it can irreparably harm your business. That’s why it’s so important to protect your data from unauthorized access and theft. This blog post will discuss some of the best ways to protect your data and keep it safe from harm.


How to Protect Your Data


Firewalls, both software and hardware versions, are often your first line of defense. They help prevent unwanted access to your network and devices by controlling who and what is able to access your network. 



Encrypting your data makes it so that it can only be accessed with a password. Without that password any attempts to read your data will fail, or make the data look like a bunch of meaningless gibberish.  



Backups are your last line of defense against disaster. Be it a natural disaster or a ransomware attack, having good backup will mean the difference between your organization being able to recover when catastrophe strikes. 


What to Watch Out For:


Phishing is an online scam where criminals attempt to trick you into revealing sensitive information, such as your passwords or credit card numbers. They may do this by sending you fake emails or setting up fake websites that look like they belong to a legitimate company. Liberty Technology has extensive knowledge of phishing concepts and it works with clients to train your team in recognizing phishing attempts.  



Malware is short for malicious software. This is any software designed to harm your computer or steal your data. Malware can be installed on your computer without your knowledge, so you must be careful about what you download and install. It is difficult to detect if a website has malware, but many browsers have downloadable “site check” applications that can automatically scan websites before you enter or download unsafe files. If your computer has been infected by malware, you may experience major slowdowns, repeated error messages, or the inability to restart your computer.


By following the tips above, you can help to keep your data safe from unauthorized access and theft. However, even if you take all of the necessary precautions, there is always a chance that something could go wrong. That’s why it’s crucial to plan what to do if your data is lost or stolen. A plan will help you minimize the damage and get your business back up and running as quickly as possible.

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