Protecting your clients’ personal information (PII) from hackers requires a layered approach. There is no one magic bullet that will save your firm from the almost continual assault against your technology network and systems. Here is a recommended approach for protecting your firm from the dire economic consequences of data theft and loss of your clients PII.
- Determine where sensitive data resides so you can take the proper steps to secure it.
- Use multi-factor authentication to secure access to your system. Strong password policies also help protect access to sensitive data.
- Limit employee data and system access only to areas of your network that pertain to their roles and the data they need for their particular duties.
- Employ security alert capabilities to detect and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and PII.
- All mobile devices (phones, laptops, tablets) should be authorized according your your MDM policy and limit the types and amount of data that can be downloaded to a device and stored locally.
- Incorporate strong encryption to prevent unauthorized access via a stolen device.
- Conduct routine risk assessments of all systems and network connections. Know where your security gaps are and what data is at risk so you can take appropriate action.
- Train staff about security awareness, including phishing, handling of sensitive client information and industry best practices.
There is no one-size fits all approach to cybersecurity. We can tailor a cybersecurity program matched to your specific risk profile. By partnering with ACE IT Solutions, organizations can protect PII, thwart hackers attempts and respond quickly to minimize the costs of a breach.
By partnering with the most respected and innovative names in cybersecurity, we are well positioned to create highly effective security solutions. Our security minded clients with the right strategy in place will be better prepared and protected for any potential threats or hacks and for future cybercontrol initiatives they will be implementing. Contact us at 646.558.5575 to set up a cybersecurity risk assessment.