data security in the workplace best practices

Data Protection Best Practices: 10 Rules

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Employees and managers

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About this micro-class

Data protection helps create a secure environment for our company and protect our valuable assets.

Data Protection Best Practices

1. Physical Security

Always lock your workstation when you’re away.

Do not share your access cards or keys with anyone.

Be cautious of tailgaters and unauthorized individuals in restricted areas.

2. Password Management

Use strong, unique passwords for each account.

Change your passwords regularly.

Avoid using easily guessable information, such as birthdays or names.

3. Phishing Awareness

Be skeptical of unexpected emails or messages, especially those asking for personal or sensitive information.

Verify the legitimacy of emails by checking the sender’s address.

Don’t click on suspicious links; hover over them to see the actual URL.

4. Data Classification

Understand the sensitivity of the data you handle.

Follow company policies on data classification and handling.

Encrypt sensitive information when transmitting or storing it.

5. Device Security

devices and company tech equipment and resources

Keep your devices (laptops, phones, etc.) updated with the latest security patches.

Enable full-disk encryption on your devices.

Report lost or stolen devices immediately.

6. Remote Work Best Practices

Use secure VPN connections when working remotely.

Be cautious when accessing company data on public Wi-Fi networks.

Follow company policies for remote access and data handling.

7. Data Backups

Regularly back up your work and important data.

Test your backups periodically to ensure they can be restored successfully.

8. Incident Reporting

Report any suspicious activity or security incidents promptly.

Familiarize yourself with the company’s incident response procedures.

9. Security Training

Stay updated on security best practices through regular training sessions.

Attend security awareness programs to enhance your knowledge.

10. Social Media Caution

Avoid sharing sensitive company information on personal social media accounts.

Be mindful of the information you disclose online, as it can be used for social engineering attacks.

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