6 Ways How You-The Employee- Can Help Reduce Data Breaches

Employees are an Employer’s biggest asset but can also become their biggest liability. Many times we do not even realize that we may be compromising secure data; even stepping away from your open computer for a few minutes could cause a data breach. Here are some easy steps you can take to help reduce data breaches.

  • Create a long unique password
  • Lock your computer screen when you leave it
  • Lock your computer in your desk at the end of the day
  • Keep track of all of your client devices (phone, computer, ID card)
  • Report any lost devices immediately to IT/Security
  • Report any security breaches to IT/Security immediately
  • If secure or confidential information is being requested from you always double check the source-phishing scams can appear to be very real