Based on the number of incidents, 2014 could be considered the “Year of the Data Breach.” But in 2015, even more businesses could end up falling victim to a breach, so you should stop considering a data breach as a possibility and recognize it as an expectation—and take the right steps to protect your company’s data.
Here are four things to focus on to increase your cyber security in 2015:
- Use multiple proactive defenses: Relying only on your antivirus protection or firewall is not enough anymore. You may need to start from the beginning to create a multi-layered approach to ensure that all your data and every device used in your network is protected.
- Protect your data: Control who can access certain information by creating different levels of access based on a user’s role within your company.
- Consider two-factor authentication: This security step helps prevent a hacker from using stolen or shared credentials against you. This can also be an effective layer in your multi-layered approach.
- Work with your security measures: Stringent security measures can negatively affect user productivity if it impedes users’ freedom and flexibility.
This year, be proactive about your cyber security. The best way to combat a data breach is to be ready and prevent it before it happens.