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10 Signs You Should Invest In Encryption

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Kevin Marshall
Kevin Marshall
January 27, 2017

The importance of data security cannot be stated enough. While passwords and firewalls go a long way, there is still more to be done. In recent years, the importance of getting sensitive data encrypted has become more and more relevant. Big businesses and even hospitals have been hacked, which means thousands of people’s sensitive information such as social security numbers, credit card information and more have been found out. Here are 10 signs that you should invest in data encryption. If you can relate to any of these signs and are looking for electronic recycling Los Angeles is a great place to start looking if you live in Southern California.

  1. If you have a business, it is likely that you have sensitive information stored in files somewhere. Information regarding both your clients and your employees as well. By encrypting this sensitive information, you can save your company from any future threats
  2. If you have access to employee bank account information, employee social security numbers and employee health records
  3. If you have access to company intellectual property or company financial data
  4. If you store sensitive information using the cloud, Dropbox, or something similar, your data may be at risk from cyber hackers
  5. If you are not using two-factor authentications such as a password as well as a unique code that is sent via an SMS text message. These options are available from Dropbox as well as other web services
  6. If you do not use strong passwords that change every few months. A strong password generally consists of 15 characters that include special characters
  7. If you use a laptop that holds sensitive information such as driver's license numbers or financial information
  8. If all employees have access to sensitive information
  9. A data breach can be costly and can cost you thousands to even million dollars in court fees and more
  10. A data breach can also be costly to your brand. If a business has a data breach, customers might not be as willing to return their business to you after such an incident

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