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Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Data Security

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Data Security
Daliah Okoro
Daliah Okoro
February 4, 2017

In today’s ever-changing technological world, there are more and more reasons to get on board with data security. More information is being stored on computers and in the cloud than ever before. With sensitive data stored in the cloud, among other places, it is becoming more and more critical to protect data from cyber hackers. With the push for more security data, there is more advice about data security, though not all of it is helpful. Here’s some of the worst information we’ve ever heard about data security.

“You Are Not At Risk.” Has anyone ever told your company this? If so, they were not doing you any favors. This is because no matter how big or small your company is, or what industry you work in, all companies are at risk. Hackers don’t discriminate.

“You Don’t Need Digital Security.” Digital security software can be costly, and as a result, it can be easy for companies to believe that security software is unnecessary. However, while it’s understandable that a company might want to save money, digital security is not the place to cut corners. From a purely financial standpoint, a data breach will be more expensive than any other security solution currently on the market. Also, you might even be slammed with more financial penalties for not securing sensitive data in the first place.

“You Don’t Need to Backup Data if Your Computer is Secure.” While it is essential to secure a computer, it is also crucial to back up your data as well. This is because it is not an either/or type of situation; it should be a both/and. You never know what kind of accident will happen regarding the physical device, so it is vital to keep all sensitive backed up as well. Of course, make sure that your backed up data is also kept in a secure location as well.

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