What do we do when an opposing counsel is trying to get into your pants, put the chastity belt in place, don’t we? It’s almost the end of 2017 and with the advancement of 2018, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your website is not vulnerable to scoundrels out there. There are certain hacks you can put in action before the year starts:
Don’t store excessive data
There isn’t a dire need to store excessive data or customer information just for the sake of it. Details like credit card numbers and sensitive information in the database.
Once the related information is of no use, make sure you’ve removed it as you cannot risk your customer’s information in case of a breach.
Take up right technologies
Do you have a firewall protection? Are your passwords good enough? Do you have two-factor authentication? If not then what were you thinking and now that you know that these are important, what are you waiting for?
Make sure you have anti-virus software already in place to protect your site from viruses and malwares. Update the software on a regular basis.
Have an Employee training Program
Most of the breaches are an outcome of an honest mistake of an employee. These situations arise due to employees handing out sensitive information to hackers pretending to be reputed clients in need of information.
As a company, it’s your duty to make sure that you conduct an online security awareness training for all your employees at the beginning of the year to safeguard your company from these hackers.
Your POS data system has to be different from your Wi-Fi, security camera and other connections as this exposes your company to such malpractices. None of your data should be exposed to any trainee or maintenance guys.
Update your software regularly
It’s a by default manufacturing outlook to keep on updating the POS software and operating system to avoid hacking and tighten the security. Include phishing protection checklist to your updates because this can actually cause you a lot of trouble.
One of the most basic yet important steps is to limit access to your sites. Choose the employee you want to involve in the accessibility criteria and try using third-party management tools which helps you give the employees access without having an access to the passwords.
This idea can actually save you from phishing and helps avoid mistakes on the employee’s part.
The best way to avoid such situations is to keep your eyes and ears open to the ongoing online breaches and take all the safety measures without fail. After all, your company is your responsibility and no one can take care like you would.