ESET: The way people work in recent weeks has changed radically. Suddenly, millions of workers around the world work from home and many of them are faced with a new technological environment with which they are not yet familiar.
As employees move from their offices and desktops to laptops and wireless home networks, giving them clear instructions on how to protect their devices and data at home is extremely important…
There are many ways in which you can lose your data: accidentally, for example when coffee falls on your laptop or after a technical problem, such as a malfunction of an application. A particularly worrying possibility, however, is to fall victim to a targeted attack. This is a serious risk, as the hacker can gain access to the victim's files or even blackmail the victim into returning data.
For individuals, data loss often has emotional costs, but for businesses, the financial consequences can be very serious. Data loss can paralyze organizations, causing serious financial problems as well as reputation problems.
Nevertheless, many companies still do not know how to protect their data.
At a time when employees are working remotely through home networks, it is important for businesses to prioritize backup and data protection.
According to ESET, the steps you can follow to achieve this are as follows:
1. The first step is to inform employees about the dangers of data loss and to train them in basic Information Technology and cybersecurity issues. Ensuring that your employees know how to transfer or securely delete files on servers, or how to locate a spam email or suspicious link can save you more serious problems in the future.
2. In addition, it is important to enable the automatic backup process. Manually copying each time you use a file is time consuming and unreliable. Activating the automatic system backup you will ensure that copies of the data are stored permanently. This dramatically reduces the chance of data loss due to human error.
3. It is equally important to make sure that you have set up a problem reporting process in case an employee makes a mistake. Employees should be aware that they must notify the administrator as soon as possible of the loss of their data.
4. To ensure that your software stays up to date, enable the automatic update process for all applications. Problems with hardware and system errors are one of the main reasons for data loss, and keeping your system up to date enhances the security of your data.
5. Finally, adjust the control settings to restrict employee access, allowing only files and folders that are directly related to their work to be processed. If an employee does not have access to a file, then they cannot delete it by mistake.
Every company, small or large, can benefit from good processes and reliable technologies backup.
OR ESET suggests taking a minute to think about what might happen if you lose your important files. If this thought worries you, then it's time to keep copies of your files.