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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 […]

10 best practices for protecting your personal data online

Cyberattacks are commonly associated with breaches in organizational data, causing businesses significant financial and reputation damage. Yet, among the 2,200 daily cyberattacks are individuals who face breaches in their personal data — whether financial records, sensitive information or personal communications. Cybercriminals work to identify gaps to exploit an individual’s digital security measures; unknowing victims often offer […]

Beware of apps not from the official platforms on social media

When choosing which third-party applications to enable, it’s important to be cautious. Stay away from applications that seem suspicious and take the time to modify your settings to ensure that they are only able to access the bare minimum of information required. Doing so can help protect your data from potential malicious activity.

Automatic data backups are crucial

It is essential to ensure that your data is properly protected, but sometimes it can be difficult to make the time to back it up. With Total Defense Ultimate Internet Security, however, the process of backing up your data is made incredibly simple. This solution will automatically save your important files and you can easily […]

Consider a paid data cleanup tool

Data cleanup tools can help your computer run smoothly and prevent it from picking up harmful or unnecessary files, such as trackers. They can also clean out your personal data, such as your internet history, to reduce the risk of it falling into the wrong hands. Free tools will generally get the job done, but […]

Put passwords on your flash drives and encrypt them

Due to their small size and potential to fall out of your pocket, flash drives are common objects of theft. Encryption and a password can help to keep the data within the drive safe. It’s long been thought that the more complicated a password, the harder it is for hackers. This once maybe once was […]