Your data needs to be protected–that’s something that we all can agree on. However, even if your data were to be targeted in a data breach, would you be able to see the attack coming? Here are three telltale signs that your data is in imminent danger.
The Identity Theft Resource Center, or ITRC, claims to have recorded 781 data breaches in 2015 alone, and that’s just for the United States. This is the second-highest number recorded since the ITRC began tracking data breach counts in 2005. In 2015, the ITRC saw that the business sector made up nearly 40 percent of all reports, with thieves targeting information like financial credentials or personal data. One can only assume the 2016 report will exceed this number.
Therefore, it’s crucial that businesses stay vigilant and understand that even if you’ve taken steps to avoid data breaches, chances are that you’ll still fall victim to one sometime in the future. You can’t just assume that you’ll never be targeted–rather, you should assume as such, and stay cautious. Here are some best practices that you can follow to keep data breaches from wreaking havoc on your systems.
To identify problems in your infrastructure, you first need to understand what operating as intended means. You should familiarize yourself with your IT infrastructure, including which employees have access to certain data and network traffic during specific times of day. Only then can you truly understand what to look for in terms of strange occurrences.
Keep an Eye Out for Unusual Activity
Data breaches are rarely things that go without signs or warnings. Look out for these subtle problems with your technology solutions, for they could mean that there’s a much bigger problem just beneath the surface.
Educate Your Employees
Arguably the most important part of data security is ensuring that your team understands the concept of network security. Your employees should know how to identify common threats and avoid them. After all, anyone who accesses sensitive information should know when it’s in danger of being stolen.
For more ways to keep your data safe, give SemTech IT Solutions a call at 407-830-1434.