Your data might not be as safe as you think and not taking the right precautions could cost you dearly.

Part of this threat doesn’t come from the outside world; it can actually come from you and your employees too. Answer the following questions:

  • Do you know where your data is stored?
  • Who has access to your data?
  • Do you keep your data saved on your hard drive?
  • Do you use the same password for everything?
  • Do your employees save files on their hard drives?
  • What devices do you use?
  • Have those devices ever been lost?
  • If devices have been sold on, are the hard drives wiped clean beforehand?

The reality is, many businesses have an inadequate response when dealing with the very real and growing threat of data breaches and/or data loss.

As technology and the digitisation of the economy continues to change the way we work and live, we must ensure the systems we have in place are fit for purpose. Not only must we protect our data; we must protect our clients, our customers and our suppliers too.

The digital risks and challenges we face as individuals and as businesses are only going to increase but by taking some carefully planned precautions, you can meet those changes head on and ensure you continue to build a business reputation based on excellence and trust.