Protecting Personal Health and Financial Information at Your Business

Learn how you can secure your clients’ and your company’s sensitive information.

Hackers and cyber criminals have made it their job to steal personal information from small businesses and large corporations alike.  This is why it’s so important to take the right security measures to safeguard all the personal information that your company handles.  Personal financial information (PFI) and personal health information (PHI) is the data that’s most at risk.  If you want to secure your clients’ and your company’s sensitive information, then here are some of the security measures that you should employ.

1) Beware of phishing emails that can appear as legitimate emails coming from well-known, credible sources such as your bank or a large retailer.  The information in the email could seem legitimate and urgent, asking you to update your personal information.  However, upon clicking the included link, you might allow vicious malware to gain access to your computer.  A good way to prevent this from happening to your company is by making sure that you have good anti-virus software on all your company’s devices.   Additionally, your business should use encrypted emails that allow employees to send emails securely.

2) You should shred documents that contain sensitive information and be careful not to leave these documents laying around on desktops and open areas.  While you might associate data breach solely with online hacks, it can actually take place in the real world as well.  Make sure your staff is specially trained to handle documents containing sensitive information in the most secure manner possible.

3) You should also establish good password and login procedures for your business.  As a general rule, you and your employees should change passwords every 90 days to make it more difficult for a hacker to crack them.  Additionally, passwords should be at least eight characters long and include a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special symbols.

These are some of the easy ways you can secure your clients’ and your company’s sensitive information.  Want another way to protect your business from cyber criminals?  Then make sure you have the protection that only small business insurance can offer.  For assistance with your commercial coverage needs, turn to the experts at PMC Insurance Group.  Contact us today to learn more about getting competitive coverage for your small business clients.

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