How to avoid a data disaster like LinkedIn

//How to avoid a data disaster like LinkedIn

As a small or medium sized business you need to do all you can to avoid any kind of data breach.  Let’s use LinkedIn as an example.  A world renowned company who hit the press for all the wrong reasons, due to leaked passwords.

So, if you are in charge of personal data on behalf of your clients, how do you avoid such a catastrophe?

Well, here at DataSpace UK we have a few helpful tips:

  • Password protection. Don’t use the same password for all of your systems and data.  Create hard to hack passwords that you change on a regular basis.  Use different passwords for social media, banking and even your email accounts.
  • Beware of spam mail.  These can often create viruses which weaken the strength of your computer.
  • If there is a breach in data security, act quick.  You should already have a plan in place as a ‘just in case’. Let your employees know what has happened and what they need to do.
  • Protect your business using a third party.  Here at DataSpace UK we can provide confidential data management services that are bespoke to your business.

The key is to do what you can to protect your data.  This also goes for data files that are kept in storage in your office.  Can you guarantee that these files won’t be stolen or lost?  Why not consider asking us to look after them for you? That way you will know that they are in the safest place.  A place that has 24/7 CCTV security as well as fire and theft security monitoring.

And, if you need access to a file, we can scan it and send it to you within the hour.

So, don’t leave it to chance. Leave it to us, here at DataSpace UK. Call us today on 0800 028 8956 to discuss your data management plans.

2012-06-13T15:41:55+00:00