When it comes to business concerns, there’s nothing more terrifying than a data breach. These days hackers and cybercriminals are more determined than ever to access data, customer information and financial records. It’s easy to think that the business you work for won’t be targeted, or that the current security measures are enough to deter them, however you’re probably wrong.

You’ve probably seen that even the biggest of companies aren’t exempt from data breaches, and you’ll know that once trust is broken between a business and its customers, it’s nearly impossible to get it back. When it comes to cybersecurity, prevention is better than cure and if you want to prevent your own company or department from being in the news as a complacent party in a data breach, then you need to make yourself familiar how businesses could be at risk.

Read on to find out more.

Your digital assets

Any digital file that brings your company value is considered a digital asset. From logos and brand guidelines to photos and videos, sales information, marketing materials, and employee or customer data. Sadly, that also means they’re a target for cybercriminals and if they’re not adequately protected then they’re already vulnerable.

Digital Asset Management solutions are paving the way in terms of digital asset security. These centralised storage systems not only streamline files and searches, but they boast security and access features that work in tandem with current security measures. Too many user permissions make it easy for hackers to access the businesses’ digital assets.

With DAM, specific user groups and permission profiles ensure that only selected users have access to the right files. And with set access expiration dates, certain collections can’t be accessed after a specific time. File monitoring means that any suspicious activity will also be flagged, and your teams can share digital assets without concern, protecting your digital assets and the business reputation with ease.

Weak credentials

Even today in 2020, weak passwords are still proving to be a real security issue. Leaving many businesses at risk of a data breach. Encouraging a culture of complex passwords and changing them regularly will keep hackers at bay and your systems will be safer. Also asking employees not to share their passwords with others will help reduce system vulnerability. Consider sending monthly reminders for users to change their passwords.

Malware issues

Malware is often leaked into your systems via dodgy emails, website links, infected downloads and seemingly innocent installations. These apparently innocent links can cause digital devastation within minutes, opening the door for hackers to manipulate and exploit whatever they came for.

Speak with your IT team to ensure that your latest security system is effective against the updates in malware capabilities. Remember to consistently remind co-workers about the dangers of opening unsolicited links or dodgy looking websites. Working together is the best way to keep those cybercriminals at bay.

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