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How to find out if your accounts have been breached

Data breaches are like digital wildfires, sweeping through companies and exposing our personal information. With so many happening, how do you know if your accounts are caught in the flames? Fear not, many tools exist to help you assess the damage and protect yourself. Breaches: the unwelcome guests Data breaches happen when hackers break into […]

Encrypt sensitive data

Encryption is a cornerstone of data security — without it, you significantly increase your susceptibility to data breaches. Two common and widely adopted data encryption methods are public key (asymmetric encryption) and private key (symmetric encryption). By encrypting sensitive information, you add an extra layer of protection and, in turn, make it difficult for malicious […]

Initiate employee training

While conservative estimates say that just under 80% of data breaches stem from employee mistakes, more liberal studies place that figure in the upper 90 percentile. By training your employees on best practices for data security, you can significantly reduce the risk of data breaches within your organization. Furthermore, as the prevalence and impact of […]

Lock it down: securing your devices and data beyond passwords

We fortress our online lives with firewalls and passwords, but what about the physical realm? Our trusty laptops, phones, and tablets hold treasure troves of data, and keeping them safe from prying eyes and sticky fingers is just as crucial as digital defenses. So, let’s build physical walls around our devices and turn up the […]

Create a disaster recovery plan

In the instance of your sensitive information becoming breached, a well-structured disaster recovery plan is necessary to mitigate potential damages. While the plan will differ depending on the nature of the breach, you generally want to consider a risk assessment, backup restoration and legal and compliance matters. The specific plan will vary depending on the […]

Keep a close eye on your financial statements

Stay vigilant against potential financial fraud by frequently reviewing your bank and credit card records. Look out for any unauthorized transactions or suspicious activity — irrespective of how major or minor any given transaction may be. Reporting any discrepancies promptly can help mitigate the impact of identity theft or unauthorized access to your accounts.