By Sandra Lambert
It seems that every day, there is another story in the media regarding a data breach. Many companies think that their assets and data are secure, only to find at some point that they too have fallen victim to a hacker. Sometimes it is even just a simple case of an employee not properly securing their password or leaving their mobile device containing sensitive company data in a place where unauthorized individuals can gain access to it.
Ensuring the best security includes keeping employees properly trained and informed as well as having the proper security applications, protocols and equipment in place. The combination of these significantly reduces the risk of a data breach as well as keeping the workforce educated on how to keep their own data secure at home as well.
Here are important factors to consider and implement in order to ensure optimal security for your organizational assets.
Also teach them how to keep your system safe by downloading free malware protection software and by avoiding downloads in emails and on websites that they may not be certain of, and to keep Internet browsing restricted to websites only deemed necessary for business use.
To keep your system safe from malware attacks and viruses, utilize a cloud-based antivirus application, as this type of application will update itself automatically as new updates are released. This ensures that the application is always ready to protect your system from newly developed threats.
Do you have a security policy in place in your own company? Were you affected by a data breach? Share your thoughts and experiences on social media, or offer your own input on how to improve cyber security in the workplace.
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Sandra is a computer networking and security specialist. She is a CISCO certified professional having a flair and expertise in writing about varied topics related to the same. Sandra has written several actionable contents that are extremely handy in addressing cyber security-related concerns. Follow her on Google+ and Twitter.