A Question for Business Owners, how safe is your Data and Business?

As Your Data Goes, So Goes Your Business Reputation

Date Published : June 21, 2019

After analyzing several customer experiences about Data Leakages and Ransomware attacks, it can be highly destructive than a Natural Disaster.Large Enterprise Data Breaches always find headlines, but small and medium business are more vulnerable and less protected.
Monetary loss of internal attack for a SMB is more than what we expect. Latest study says that 10% Companies won’t survive after a cyber breach. How you can protect your business from Attacks? Before jumping into solution, you need to find how the Information breach is happening.
1. Ransomware attacks.
2. Insider threat Attacks (Employee leaking Data)

Steps to Protect your Business and Data

1. Secure your Endpoints using DLP Solution against insider threat
Insider threat (employee threat) is much more severe than a Cyber Criminal, you will be having many solutions like AntiVirus, Firewalls, WAFs etc against outsider threat, what you have in place for user monitoring. Data has value and if it falls into the wrong hands it can have drastic consequences. There have been sensitive data breaches earlier, but they have become more frequent nowadays. Always put a strategy for managing your data with some proper DLP vendors. Products like DataResolve, Zecurion have providing great values for SMBs than big products like Symantec or Digital Guardian. As always, finding a right solution provider have more priority than a vendor.

2. Make backups in the Cloud
Saving your data backup in the cloud or storing it with a third-party provider on the internet, not only makes it more secure against cyber criminals, but also protects you from other natural disasters. Vendors like Acronis Cyber Cloud, Amazon, Azure never had any breaches to date. Selecting a service provider is much important than selecting a vendor, you should check their technical capabilities and support always.

3. Encrypt your data
keeping your software up to date and password-protecting your devices may not be enough to stop hackers should they fall into the wrong hands. The more security the better, and with the growing threat, encryption should be regarded as essential.

4. Be organized and Develop a system
develop a list of pre-approved vendors and ensure employees are aware. Review and customize crime insurance – when it comes to coverage or denial the devil is in the details. Institute a password procedure to verify the authenticity of any wire transfer requests, and always verify the validity of an incoming email/phone call from a purported senior officer. Consider sending sample phishing emails to employees to test their awareness and measure improvements over time. Dataguard MEA make practical solution for make business data safer with our strong presence in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya and Mauritius.

Please be in touch with our team any time: connect@dataguard-me.com