In any business, it is mandatory to comply with the customer data security regulations.
Why? Because in any business, data security is critical, even in home computer uses. Data such as client information, payment information, personal files, and bank account details all need to be kept safe and secure in your business. All of this information can be hard to replace and could potentially be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. Losing this information to potential hackers or a malware infection can have huge consequences on the business but also on your customer.
We are proud to say that we are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS). Not only is this mandatory but it also demonstrates to our customers that we have taken the steps necessary to ensure your data is protected. As an ever growing accountancy service, we ensure we take every step necessary to ensure that all customer data is kept safe and secure in systems that are protected, with only people who need to able to access information.
Here are some steps you can take to improve your data security:
- Upgrading your cyber security measures such as antivirus and anti-malware software. The main thing to look for is the cost of the protection and whether that is worth more than what you’re protecting
- Have backups just in case – you may need these to restore any lost information
- Use a 2 step verification process – this will add another layer of protection for data, which is essential when there are many devices now being connected together with the same username and password. Make sure you set complex passwords in the future, making it more difficult for hackers to compromise the system
This is not a full list of the ways that you can improve the protection of the data you hold, as I think I would be going on for about another 2 pages with other methods, however, these show just a number of the simple ways that you can improve your security in-house, with not a lot of work required.