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  • Writer's pictureTony Liu

How to prevent being a Data Breach victim

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

Data breach prevention needs to include everyone at all levels — from end-users to IT personnel, and all people in between. When you’re trying to plan how to prevent data breach attacks or leaks, security is only as strong as the weakest link. Every person that interacts with a system can be a potential vulnerability. Even small children with a tablet on your home network can be a risk.

Here are a few best practices to avoid a data breach

  • Patching and updating software as soon as options are available.

  • High-grade encryption for sensitive data.

  • Upgrading devices when the software is no longer supported by the manufacturer.

  • Enforcing BYOD security policies, like requiring all devices to use a business-grade VPN service and antivirus protection.

  • Enforcing strong credentials and multi-factor authentication to encourage better user cybersecurity practices. Encouraging users to start using a password manager can help.

  • Educating employees on best security practices and ways to avoid socially engineered attacks.

Have further questions? Then it's best to consult a trusted provider of IT Support and a known expert on Cybersecurity in Auckland. Call Tony at 021-804-602 or visit PC Onsite for more information.

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