Is Your Business Accidentally Helping Identity Thieves?

At least 16.7 million people were victims of identity fraud in 2017, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. This record-high number of victims is largely driven by criminals stealing Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information from businesses. Las Vegas managed IT service providers can show you how to prevent data breaches and stop identity thieves.

Is Your Business Accidentally Helping Identity Thieves

Data thieves stole $16.8 billion last year.

Use wipe utility programs.

When disposing of electronic records, the “delete” key is largely useless for stopping cyber criminals. Identity thieves can easily copy and search through deleted files to find sensitive information. Before disposing of old computers or portable storage devices, ask your managed IT service provider to use a wipe utility program to securely erase all data.

Destroy paper records properly.

Instruct employees to never simply throw away credit card slips, application forms, or other paper records. Identity thieves often search through recycle bins and bags of paper trash looking for account numbers, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information. Instead, place shredders conveniently throughout the workplace, especially next to printers and copy machines.

Conduct regular employee training.

Human error is one of the leading causes of data breaches. Even a single misplaced or stolen laptop can lead to the loss of trade secrets or confidential information, and cost your business millions of dollars. To minimize the risk, conduct regular security training with all employees, especially those who work remotely.

Get a security audit to keep sensitive data safe.

A Las Vegas managed IT service provider can conduct a thorough cyber security audit to find vulnerabilities, fix them, and keep your sensitive data secure. Since 2003, Intelligent Technical Solutions has been keeping businesses safe from data thieves. To start your free security audit, contact ITS today.

 

 

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