Cyberattacks can wreak havoc with your company, causing serious data breaches and requiring many precious hours spent trying to clean up the mess. To minimize your risk for a cyberattack, you have to be smart as to how you treat your archives, create boundaries with technical and administrative controls, and take a careful look at your physical operating environment to keep it safe from attacks as well. You must have clear policies in place to determine how data is destroyed and ensure that these policies are followed through a series of checks and balances.
Archive Management to Reduce Risk of Cyberattacks
When you have electronic archives, they must be managed in a way that reduces your risk of a cyberattack. All archives must be backed up, saved offline, and placed in a secure place where they can’t be harmed. If your archives are critical to running your daily business, you must protect them, or you may find that you are seriously impeded when you try to get back up and running again. To avoid a cyberattack, archives should be stored offline where they are not available to a cyberattacker.
Administrative and Technical Control Help
To protect your business from a cyberattack, you must always use the most up-to-date protection software available. When you don’t understand enough about internet safety to avoid cyberattacks, you should have a professional assess your computer network to ensure that you are using the most up-to-date protection possible. Administrative tools will help protect you from an attack, as will having anyone who logs into your network use a two-step authentication process to access the information.
Clearly Define How Your Data Will Be Destroyed
A solid data destruction plan has to be put into place to keep your information free from intrusion. Data that is no longer protected and forgotten about is particularly susceptible to cyberattacks, since it isn’t always noticed immediately when old data is breached. Have a solid strategy in place to destroy data, and make sure that the plan is followed closely. Data that you no longer should be destroyed as soon as possible to avoid data breaches.
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