Data breaches have increased over the last year and the cost of these breaches is skyrocketing. The good news is that there are steps that you can take to help prevent data breaches in your business:
1. We recommend that you install intrusion detection/prevention systems that notify you when someone is trying to access your account.
2. Review your firewall logs on a regular basis. This will help flag whether someone has tried logging into your network a few times unsuccessfully.
3. Only allow members of staff who need access to mobile devices to use them. You can also use multi-factor authentication so employees have codes sent to their phone or need to call up for the password or security code.
4. Don’t share passwords. You can also assign unique passwords for each user and use a pass-phrase to log into an account. Make sure to use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols and avoid words you can find in the dictionary.
5. Configure your firewall to allow specific IP addresses to enter and leave your network and consider managed firewalls.
What do I do in the event of a data breach?
When it comes to PCI compliance, in the event of a breach it's mandatory to contact the relevant authorities.
View our article on ‘How to manage a data breach’ here.