In today’s world of technology, businesses often store their customer’s personal information online and in computers. Although the applications and devices we use are convenient, your customer data may be at risk.
Here are the top 3 ways your company can keep your customer’s personal information secure:
1. Proper End-User Training
Whether your staff uses computers, tablets, or mobile devices, it’s important to train everyone how to properly secure their systems. All employees who handle customer data should have guidelines for securing customer personal information. Store passwords and other sensitive information in a secure area such as an application like LastPass, or another lockable or password protected filing system. Make sure passwords are not on display, especially in the healthcare industry. Teach employees how to identify email phishing and other scams that may put your data at risk.
2.Install Anti-Malware Programs
You can keep your customer’s information safe by making sure your computer systems are fully protected. Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system is the best protection against viruses, malware, and other security breaches. Be sure to check your system monthly for possible threats.
3. Backup Data Regularly
Your customer’s information can be at a risk if you don’t backup your company’s data regularly. The slightest technical error or malfunctioning in your hardware system can lead to a substantial data loss. Schedule regular data backups to ensure you and your customer’s information are always secure.
Is your company at risk? Strategy can help assess your company’s web security and implement a plan to help keep your customers protected from the latest threats. Contact us today for an IT assessment.