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6 Steps for Digital Risk Protection to Safeguard Your Data

Improve your cybersecurity hygiene and reduce exposure.

Digital risk means compromised credentials or other sensitive data falls into the wrong hands, and it can have serious financial consequences as well as negatively impact your brand reputation.

Protect your employees and organization from digital risk such as credential theft and data leakage that could lead to account takeover, ransomware, and other cyber threats by employing these 6 Steps for digital risk protection:

Prevent identity thieves from impersonating key staff and executives.

Mandate the use of virtual private networks (VPNs), password management applications that automatically change passwords, and multifactor authentication (MFA). Secure, encrypted, remote access to the company’s network reduces the potential for unauthorized access.

Protect corporate brands from online disinformation campaigns.

Continuously monitoring the internet and the Dark Web for organized activity that impersonates or misrepresents your brand. Advance warning alerts protect your corporate reputation from digital risk before it’s too late.

Protect personally identifiable information (PII) for Key Employees and their families.

Proactive employee monitoring uncovers employee compromised credentials for sale on the Dark Web – before phone numbers, locations, and other information can be used to build impersonation profiles.

Minimize ransomware and ATO attacks by securing sensitive employee data and accounts.

Wherever that data might reside. Corporate computers, tablets, and smartphones need standardized security directed by a centralized internal authority. Strongly consider extending protection to personal devices for executives and essential staff.

Strictly segregate corporate and personal devices and accounts.

Avoid using personal laptops or devices for work purposes to ensure that poor digital risk protection & data hygiene outside the office does not put your business at risk.

Mandate cybersecurity awareness training of all employees.

Ongoing training and regular reviews will combat compliance fatigue. Consider ongoing incentives to ensure continued good practices and rapid recognition and reporting for suspicious emails, texts, files, or activity.

Finally, treat this process as a continuous cycle for digital risk protection and reduction rather than a final checklist. Go back to the beginning regularly, starting with a Cyber Exposure Risk Assessment to see if you or your company is at risk.

These steps’ powerful benefits include:

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