Cement Americas

SPR 2017

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24 CEMENT AMERICAS • Spring 2017 • www.cementamericas.com CYBER SECURITY you do your due diligence on their security practices. If they can't easily and quickly tell you how your data is secured, odds are it isn't. Also, for any accounts used to access your firm's data, make sure you have strong passwords and only access it via a comput- er you own or trust. If you access your cloud on an infected ma- chine, a hacker could potentially learn your password and use it later on without your knowledge. 6. Protect Your Banking Infor- mation Make sure that all financial data, accounts and records are kept secure and segregated from the rest of your business' general shared drives. If financial trans- actions are conducted electroni- cally, ensure they are done over an encrypted connection and that your employees never email account numbers, credit card in- formation or sensitive financial documents. 7. Backups One of the most common types of breaches now being seen are called "ransomware" attacks. Instead of "stealing" data from your organization, these attack- ers find your critical data and then encrypt it (digitally locking you out of it), making it so only the person with the digital "key" can unlock and access that data. The hackers then offer the vic- tim access to the "key" for a very large fee. If you're hit with one of these attacks you have two options: Pay the fee or restore the locked data from a recent backup. This is why backups are so important. Recently a very large hospital, a police depart- ment and a public school (along with literally thousands of other victims) have been forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars to get their data back. Making sure your data is backed and stored separately from your main repository can help protect you from attacks such as these. 8. Physical Security This one is self-explanatory but you'd be surprised how much client data is left lying around the office. Ensure your partners, trusted employees and finance team lock away any sensitive documents when they aren't working with them. 9. Mobile Devices While they are a convenience and increase productivity of the staff, mobile devices mean that your clients' sensitive data can potentially walk out your firm's door without you ever knowing it. Make sure that all mobile devices used to access corporate data have passwords (your email server can force this requirement), and if you have employees that use laptops you should look at having the hard drives for those machines en- crypted. Most modern operating systems have encryption built in (you just have to enable the feature), and it's foolish not to leverage it. If an employee acci- dently leaves a laptop on a plane or in the back of a taxi, you'll be guaranteed that all data on it is secure and protected. Your business, your brand and your bottom line depend on the trust you develop with your cli- ents. Handling the items listed above will go a long way in pro- tecting all three. Clinton Henry is one of the world's leading cyber-security and identify theft experts. Known for his en- gaging keynotes and insightful per- spective on business and personal cyber security, Henry has amassed a loyal following of business and IT executives who look to him for guidance on how to protect their corporate profits and reputation from attack or compromise. For more information on hiring him for your next event, please visit www. ClintonHenry.com. 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