You may not be aware that Monday, January 28th is Data Privacy Day. This is an internal holiday observed in the United States, Canada, India, and 47 European countries. The day is intended to educate people about data privacy in order to promote a safer, more secure, and more private Internet. It’s the perfect opportunity for people to review their social media privacy settings, update old passwords, and take a look at the overall state of their data security.

The purpose and goals of Data Privacy Day are particularly important to businesses. Each year, millions of businesses deal with some level of IT security attack as a result of totally preventable vulnerabilities within the IT infrastructure. A good place to start for your business is to increase your password security. This can be done by requiring more complex passwords from your employees and by setting up scheduled password reset policies. Implementing multi-factor authentication is also helpful to confirm the person logging into your network is legitimate.

If not already in place at your office, properly configured firewalls and encryption will help secure your network. It is important to limit privileges and employee access of your network and server infrastructure. Generally, not all employees need access to the entire network or file/folder structure. This limits the potential that certain information will fall into the wrong hands. In addition, a solid backup is absolutely necessary for not only equipment failures, but also ransomware attacks.

Parachute Can Help You Protect Your Business

Whatever your needs, Parachute will work with you to create a customized plan to significantly increase the security of your data and network. We also provide security awareness training. As we all know, the end-user is the last line of defense to a company’s IT security and data protection. It’s a collaborative effort and you know your business best. Any IT security solution should meet the requirements of your  own clients, your company culture, and compliance within your industry. Parachute is not just a vendor, we are your IT Partner.

Contact Parachute today and speak with a friendly human to see if we are the right fit for your needs!