With the big data explosion still a thing of the present, the heightened risk of a data breach is top of mind for all individuals. While in a perfect world, there wouldn’t be hackers and cyber criminals looking to wreak havoc for personal gain or just plain enjoyment from being able to do so (see DDoS attack from this past October), enacting the right process and procedures is imperative to preventing your important data from being accessed by outsiders. Cyber threats and data loss are still a hot topic in 2016 and, as the year winds down, here are a few ways you can prevent data loss as you head into 2017:
1. Be Mindful of Who Currently Has Access to Your Data
This is especially true for businesses who have multiple users sharing information within their infrastructure. Something as simple as setting access levels can be a secure way to ensure that only those “in the know” remain that way. Understanding the basics of access control (including authentication, user codes, etc.), isn’t going to solve your data security issues on its own – but using that as your starting point will certainly make other methods that much more effective.
2. Constant Training & Learning
Whether you’re an individual trying to maintain security at home so you can complete online shopping tasks, or a business on-boarding new staff and making organizational changes, chances are you’re faced with changing technology and operating systems. Being ahead of the curve is difficult, if not impossible, without the right tools in place to prevent data breach on new hardware. This is why learning and training is an absolute must – as tools like Resilio Connect and Sync and very beneficial to that process, but also need users to understand just how they work to avoid losing important data.
3. Always Have a Clear Backup & Security Strategy
Your data must be backed up in case an emergency occurs. Resilio Sync & Resilio Connect are a great way for you to have collaborative use of data and employ a strategy to have files stored and replicated to help thwart the impact of a cyber-attack. Essentially, anyone with data on the internet is in a battle with people looking to gain unauthorized access to that data. Utilizing tools like these will arm you with the tools you need to follow best practices – for both prevention and protection.