How to keep your business data secure

In today’s digital world data has never been more important. For businesses, especially, data is vital for success not matter what industry you’re in. Data is used for marketing and advertising, it is used to retain current and potential clients and customers details, and it is used to keep the day to day running of your business efficient. Try going a week, or even a day, without using data and your business will likely suffer.

The importance of business data hasn’t gone unnoticed and now stealing data has become big business amongst criminals across the world. Fortunately, the fight against unauthorised access to your data has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years and there are now many ways of ensuring your business data doesn’t become an easy target.

Here are some tips to help keep your business data secure.

Secure passwords

How vulnerable are your passwords? There are still many businesses that don’t adequately protect their passwords. Choosing an obvious password such as ‘password123’ or your business name are still being done by some companies and it could be putting the businesses at risk. Passwords are a vital tool for preventing unauthorised third parties from accessing your business data and, as such, should be made as secure as possible. Our previous post Are Your Passwords Secure? provides lots of tips on how to keep your passwords secure, but the basics to password security remains choosing long passwords, ideally multiple words put together, as well as ensuring that the same password isn’t used twice – this means having a separate password to log into your emails and your business twitter for example.

Backup your data

Business data can be lost for a number of different reasons – some through criminal activity and others simply through technology malfunctions or errors. The only way to protect your data is to ensure it is backed up securely. At FSI Cloud we offer a Data Backup service that is designed to keep your business data securely backed up and protected at all times. Our Data Backup service keeps your data backed up off-site data storage and backup platforms, which means that no matter what happens to your internal computer systems you can be confident in knowing that your business data is secure and protected.

Email security

Emails often contain a vast amount of business data, a lot of which is shared internally between employees. This means that to keep your business data secure it is vital that you keep your emails secure as well. It is advisable that your emails are hosted on an external and secure server. This will not only protect your emails if your internal computer systems are compromised, but will also ensure that your emails are securely backed up and archived.

At FSI Cloud we provide a number of IT Solutions services that are designed to help keep your business data backed up and secure. All out services use highly sophisticated and secure Cloud storage hosting that provides a flexible and easy storage and hosting option for businesses of all sizes.

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Tony Cohen

Tony joined BT in 1987 and chose to develop his career in data communications. He moved from an engineering to programme management role with Global One before taking up a position as Global Account Director in 1999. Tony joined iPass in 2002 where he was Head of channel sales before moving to Intermedia to grow their European channel sales organisation. In 2012 Tony joined FSI Cloud as General Manager to accelerate the development of their hosting and managed IT solutions division.

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