As working from home continues to be the new normal, cyber security is more important than ever. Not only do you need to protect your employees and your business, you also need to protect your clients. Here’s how to protect your clients’ confidential information.
Get Cyber Security Insurance
As a business, you are liable for any security breach that involves client information and this includes any financial responsibility. When client information is breached, there are measures that need to be taken to rectify the situation, and that could get costly. Cyber security insurance covers you in the event that a hacker gets access to sensitive client information. Cyber security insurance not only helps your business pay for the investigative costs of looking into how the breach happened, but it can also help with costs like legal fees or monetary settlements.
Invest in Cyber Security
The best way to protect your clients is to ensure that their personal information is protected. When it comes to sensitive information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, birth certificates, etc, it is absolutely necessary to take the proper precautions to ensure this information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. If you don’t already have cyber security measures in place, you can start by setting up a firewall and scheduling mandatory password changes every few months for your employees. We recommend meeting with a cyber security specialist to make sure your digital security measures are up to par.
Restrict Access to Information
Now that more employees than ever are working from home, cyber security can become tricky. One of the easiest ways you can secure your clients’ information is by limiting access to sensitive information to only those employees who actually need access to perform their roles. By limiting access, you’re limiting the likelihood that information will be hacked from someone’s laptop at home.
By taking the right precautions and investing in cyber security insurance, you can protect both your business and your clients from cyber security threats.