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What to do if employee data gets leaked?

A cyberattack that gives hackers illegal access to a system or network and the ability to take customers' personal or sensitive information results in a data breach. It is currently one of the most serious problems confronting the public and private sectors.

So what exactly is a data breach?

A data breach occurs when private or secured information is disclosed to an unauthorized person as a result of a cyberattack. In this attack, the files are viewed or shared without the owner’s permission. Data breaches can occur in organizations or businesses of any size, from small to large.

Causes of Data Brech

  • Hackers

  • Staff Mistake

  • Rouge Employee

  • Lost or stolen devices

  • lack of encryption

  • misconfigured web app or server

How to prevent data breaches?

This problem does not have a single solution. The most practical methods for preventing data breaches include standard security practices such as:

  • Only provide your Aadhar number and other confidential information when necessary.

  • Educate your employees on the best security practices for your company.

  • Make strong passwords from uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special character symbols.

  • Conduct regular vulnerability assessments.

  • Use different passwords for each account. If one of your account passwords is exposed or compromised, this can help to mitigate the damage.

  • Update your systems with the most recent operating and application versions to improve security.

  • To encourage better user cybersecurity practices, enforce strong credentials and multi-factor authentication.

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