Best Practices: How to safeguard your business data?

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Did you know how successful businesses get back up after they are affected by natural disasters and accidents? Though the factors might be many, the one undeniable factor in them all is that they have got their data secured. This data will enable these businesses to rise up from the ashes.

Recently, India’s largest wallet payment company Paytm was also a victim to data breach. The incident recently took place where the CEO’s data was misused by his personal assistant who claimed to exploit his personal and company’s data unless he paid a ransom.

No matter whether you own a small or large business, your business data is something that is very sensitive and should be handled with the utmost security. While cyber-crimes are increasing day-by-day, we can’t predict how data loss or data theft will impact your business today.

Business data and security

Data loss can happen in different ways. Here is a few examples.

  1. Ransomware attacks: Ransomware is a malicious virus that locks all your data unless a ransom is paid.

  2. Data corruption: An error that occurs during reading, writing or transferring of data.

  3. Hardware failure: Malfunctioning of electronic components and electric circuits of a hardware.

  4. OS crash: OS crash occurs when a computer program or software stops functioning.

  5. Natural calamity: Natural calamity such as flood, earthquake, fire accident, etc.

These are some common ways by which data loss occurs which begins right from human errors like data deletion to less security which often leads for the data to get hacked. Having a simple data back up might be the answer for these data deletion.

But for larger businesses, their business data and customer information can very crucial. Data thieves are always on the watch to misuse business data for their own benefits and sell them for money.

Data loss can be avoided by backing up your data regularly. This backup can either be on your hard-disk or on an external drive hard-drive. This gives you a very basic level of security. By doing this we can’t completely say that our data is safe since there are chances for hard-drive failure or data corruption which might result in data loss.

What if a natural disaster occurs? What if business data in your drive gets corrupted?

Cloud backup is the solution to avoid any kind of data loss, be it natural disaster or data corruption. By regularly backing up your data to the cloud you can run a worry-free business.

Data loss and its prevention

Here is how you can guard your data:

  • Regular backup

  • Cloud backup

  • Anti-virus software

Why should I protect business data in my POS?

POS data or business data is the backbone of your business and they help your business right from collecting various customer information to providing the final bill. Apart from that, your billing software stores all the important data such as customer data, sales and purchases, and your stock.

We are so dependent upon this data and running a business without them is difficult because imagine running a business without knowing who owes you, vice versa. Apart from that,

So, how secure is your data? Are you prepared for the future?

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