Our new guide looks at the steps you should take to keep your data secure.
The IT industry has taken a few knocks recently with regard to security breaches, loss of data and virus attack. People are rightly concerned if their data is secure, especially with a third party cloud provider. It is true to say that no system is 100% secure and that the weakest element is often the human element but how safe is your data, and from what and whom do you need to protect it?
We are all happy handing our money over to a bank – so why are so few of us happy about handing over our data? The only way to be 100% sure that no-one else can access your data is not to put it on a computer in the first place. Any computer connected to a network and/or the internet is vulnerable, as is any that connects to removable media such as memory sticks. Any data is at risk wherever and however it is stored.
This guide helps you to understand the risks, whether you store documents on your desktop computer or online 'in the cloud'. It suggests steps you can take to protect your organisation's data - covering topics such as passwords, malware, hardware failure, public wifi and hacking.
Download the full guide: How safe is my data? (PDF 243kB)
This is one of a number of guides that we have produced to help voluntary and community organisations with technology.
For support with security or any other aspect of your organisation’s IT call Lewis Atkinson on 07958 482 509.