What? You say you don’t have a data security plan? Does that mean you don’t use computers in your business? No, you probably do! It is never too early to establish how you will protect the integrity of your systems and data. On Small Business Trends, Ron Teixeira writes Top Five Small Business Internet Security Threats. One of the five is not a threat from the Internet but is a serious data integrity risk nonetheless. The five are:
- Malicious Code
- Stolen Laptop or Mobile Device
- Spear Phishing
- Unsecured Wireless Internet Networks
- Inside/Disgruntled Employee Threat
Teixeira goes on to provide some very useful advice on how to protect your business against these risks.
And let me offer one more piece of advice: Back up your data often! If it is something that would cost you money, time or reputation if you lost it, you can’t afford not to back it up. Store your back-ups away from your computers, perhaps even using an online backup and recovery solution from a reputable company with secure servers.