Cyber/Breach Insurance Program Protection Tips
- Implementing the following will reduce the likelihood that you’ll experience a data breach.
- Breaches come from external hackers and a good number from simple carelessness
Protect sensitive information at all cost
- Keep sensitive information on a “need to know” basis
- Update your software regularly
- Back-up your files to an encrypted flash drive or external hard drive
- Use passwords, or physical locks to keep sensitive electronic data and physical files accessible
only to those who need it
- Deploy extensive firewall protection via your home or business routers
- If computers, phones, tablets are donated or traded in, be certain to completely wipe all data
- Secure & then completely destroy notes containing usernames, passwords, customer personal
or payment information, etc.
- Be alert to impersonators by being careful about who you trust online
- Safely dispose of personal information by shredding documents
- Use strict privacy settings on your computer, devices and internet browsers
- Be careful when sharing personal information on social media
- Be cautious of what you download from the Internet
- If your social security number is requested by a vendor, ask why it’s needed and how it will be
used and protected
- Regularly check your credit report to ensure you don’t see accounts you didn’t open
Questions to ask yourself
- What information do you collect?
- How do you store the information?
- Who has access to the information?
- How do you protect your data?
- What steps are you taking to secure you computers, smartphone, email and other tools?
Your data may have been compromised if you notice any of the following:
- You see unexpected withdrawals from your bank account
- You don’t receive your bills or other mail
- You clicked on an unfamiliar link from an unknown sender in an email that caused computer issues
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