As technology becomes more and more user friendly, it can also become easier for folks to get lost in its seemingly endless nuances. We're constantly hearing about big companies losing data, getting breached, and, in extreme cases, even having to start from scratch to rebuild a complex network that came crumbling down.
There are other ISP's, however, that don't have quite the same commitment to your data that we do. Fortunately, there are a few things you can still do to help make sure your data remains intact and secure even in the most unfortunate of circumstances.
The first and easiest way to ensure your data stays locked up tight is to maintain a fluid password system. Changing passwords company or team-wide as often as possible helps make sure that the only folks that have access to sensitive data and information are the folks that are supposed to have it. Additionally, make sure to limit access strictly to those people that need it. The more people that have access, the more points of entry there are for a possible intruder.
While passwords are simple enough to manage, the next best way to secure your data is only slightly more challenging. It's keeping your software up to date. The platforms you store data on (and pretty much all other apps and interfaces, for that matter) have unique parameters that prevent malware, attacks, and hacks. These parameters can include things like patches and anti-malware algorithms-- but they only work when they're up to date. Depending on the device, most update options are somewhere within the settings functionality. Updating is as simple as installing the new data and clicking a button!
Finally, secure your data by investing in affordable anti-malware solutions. There are plenty of software packages that offer great protection at even better prices. You want to look for something that won't just stave off attacks-- but will alert you or your tech team to attempted data breaches as they happen.
Data security isn't fail-proof, but it does offer significant protection. As choices to secure your data become more and more prevalent, it pays to do your research-- and your part-- before making a decision!