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Data Security for SMB

Data Security for SMB

Let’s start with an acceptance, “Data is not safe”. In information-oriented economic era, data has become of an utmost importance to the business.  As per IDC report, The Changing Face of Data Security, ‘not that organizations don’t recognize the importance of data security; they clearly do. However, they realize that implementing data security is challenging and they need better, simpler solutions that allow them to address these challenges.” 

Data security breaches are increasing at rampant pace and they are no more rate to SMB. Business where Core IT has implemented data security measures, benefits like 

Business Continuity

Data is fuel for company’s success as it makes businesses competitive as the data is used to take low risk decisions. A data breach can wipe out the complete business. The best practice is to back up, at least, critical business data so that in an event when the data is lost or not available so that business can continue by use of backup.

Prevents Data Breaches

Secure sensitive business data so that it is not accessible to everyone but only to desire users. Solutions like Unified Threat Management System can prevent data breaches as data breach can have a severe effect on;

  • Finances
  • Public Image
  • Legal consequences for data breaches

Block Unauthorized Access

SMB are the low hanging fruits for the hackers as they assume that the IT security would not be up to the mark making it easy for them to penetrate your system with less hard work. To thwart hackers the prudent decision is to have additional layers of security to protect your IT equipment and business data

At Core IT we assist SMB by providing them right fit IT security solution in the right budget. We work closely with SMB to let them understand how data can be protected by taking small but significant steps

  1. Access to Data to be Limited 

    The access to business data has to be provided on basis of need of data to the said employee. An incapability to know why and which employee should be provided access to data can play havoc as chances of data breach are very high. Information security can be improved by limiting data access to the desired audience only.
     
  2. Identify Most Important Data

    We all know that data is important but not all. 10 to 15 percent of the data is business critical data and it becomes prudent to safeguard this data not only by restricting access to this data and evolving procedures and measures aimed at protecting the business-critical data.
     
  3. Have a Data Security Plan

    Having a data security plan is important part of IT security. The data security plan should include measures and procedures to be taken in an event of an attack. The IT security policies keep business proactive, provides the process and procedure for data access. Data security is not one-time activity but a continuous challenge and requires to be kept updated from time to time 
     
  4. Strong Passwords with Expiry

    The password policy should push for strong passwords. The passwords should include numbers, capital letters, and special characters this would be make hackers job difficult. Moreover, the passwords should expire at regular interval so that employees do not stick to the same password forever.
     
  5. Update and Backup Business Critical Data

    Many organizations do not take data backup seriously and this can prove quite damaging for the business in the event of data loss. Core IT provides backup solution for organizations of every size.  We have come up with a simplistic approach to secure business data at low cost. Our Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Backup solution business can failover a single machine, applications, a complete network, or site locally or in the cloud in minimum time. We back up business data to a secure, offsite location, and in the event of data loss provide quick recovery so that business runs seamlessly.

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