As cyber criminals become savvier, data protection becomes more of a priority. New laws are being put into place to regulate how businesses protect the data they have on their customers, which means stepping up to a safer, more efficient data privacy solution is in the best interest of organizations that haven’t visited their security strategies in a while.
Given the complex regulatory environment that organizations find themselves in today, the responsibility to safeguard data can become exceedingly difficult to keep up with. The recommendation for companies that have the manpower is to establish a team that oversees implementation of data security solutions, which can range from hardware to software to solutions managed in the cloud by specific providers.
Educating the Workforce
Regardless of the size of the workforce associated with an organization, there must be an education component that addresses methods for safeguarding data. This is a critical component because you can spend a lot of time and money on the latest gadgets aimed at keeping your data privacy strategy at a peak level, but it only takes one wrong move by an employee with access to your network to compromise everything.
For example, email phishing scams are pervasive today and employees can be duped into falling for one if they’re not properly trained. Best practices often include banning employees from clicking on links in emails that come from outside the office. Malware and ransomware is often at the other end of that link.
Implementing the Right Tech
Rather than piecemealing together a data privacy solution, it’s recommended to implement solutions that will solve more than one problem. These can often help with consistency issues and provide automation for improving reliability. This approach will help recognize a data breach faster, giving you more time to respond before the situation gets out of control.
With a faster response time and the ability to catch more suspicious traffic, the company as a whole can better coordinate the next move to protect data.To ensure you’re not embarking on a trial and error situation with data privacy protection tools, partner with an agent with experience that far exceeds yours. At AMD Communications, we are up to date on all the latest technologies to fit your needs. We can help you determine what new data privacy tools will work with your current infrastructure and keep your implementation process headache-free. Contact us and let’s discuss our approach in more detail.