The more people use technology, the more they have to deal with the negative aspects of doing so. One of the most prevalent problems users experience today is cybercrime that leads to identity theft. What can you do to prevent this from happening to you?
How You Can Work with Identity Thief
There are numerous ways that a potential identity thief can gain access to the information they want. Since businesses often collect a lot of data, would-be identity thieves have both more data to steal, and typically more access points in which to get into the network. Additionally, a lot of companies may say that they have hackers as a top-of-mind threat, but since a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy requires that everyone within an organization buy into it, there are usually some holes left open though a lack of employee diligence; or, worse yet, blatant employee indifference. Since throwing employee regulations out there won’t stop someone who is hell-bent on getting the information, knowing how to protect your business becomes critical.
One-way hackers can get sensitive information is though the trash. You’ve seen it in movies and on television: organizations go through the mail and recreate shredded documents to get sensitive information. That’s why doing what you can to create a paperless office can go a long way toward protecting against the dumpster-diving thieves of the world.
Your Responsibilities if You Allow Your Clients’ Identities to Be Stolen
No matter how diligent you are about your data protection, there can be a time where your network is breached, and your clients’ sensitive information could be stolen. To help your clients out, you’ll want to provide them with the following information:
Identity theft is serious business. Network Management Services’s IT experts can do their best to keep unwanted entities out of your network. For more information about cyber security and data theft, call us today at (707) 268-8850.