There are steps that your company and your technology partner should take to avoid the risk of losing your business critical data.
Step 1. Policy
Have a security and information policy. Make sure that everyone knows the risks and make them accountable.
Step 2. Passwords
Ensure that company devices are password or PIN protected. Use strong and difficult to guess passwords and change passwords regularly.
Step 3. Back up
Back-up your data offsite and have a failsafe.
Step 4. Be succinct
Don’t generate or store more information than necessary.
Step 5. Digital footprint
Ensure your business software can track and trace changes and updates
Step 6. Review and prioritise
Review the situation regularly. Make it a Board level priority and view it as a competitive advantage.
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