If you have data, you’re at risk of data loss. While it’s easy to think of data loss as being something that only happens to other businesses, you might be amazed at just how common it really is.
Take a moment to think about all the different kinds of sensitive data that are stored within your digital network. Perhaps your HR team has access to employee bank details for paying salaries. Maybe you have client contact details attached to their accounts, or intellectual property such as trade secrets.
What would happen if you were to lose that data?
Whether it’s credit card numbers, personal records, patents, or anything else, losing confidential data usually results in more than just a lack of access to information. It can result in non-compliance with legislation. Operational delays. A drop in industry reputation. And potentially even a loss of business.
Protecting your data from loss should be a main priority for all businesses. And we’re here to help.
Data loss prevention
At Reliable, data loss prevention is at the heart of what we do. We specialise in developing and creating tailored solutions that help businesses embrace data while simultaneously protecting it.
Data loss prevention isn’t a single box you can tick off; it’s more of a collection of actions and activities that all come together to keep digital data safe and secure. We delve into data loss prevention in more detail in our white paper, What is Data Loss Prevention and What Benefits Will it Give to my Organisation? But at its core, it’s a way of combining technical and non-technical approaches to risk reduction.
Is my data really at risk?
Quite simply, if you have data, you’re at risk of data loss. While it’s easy to think of data loss as being something that only happens to other businesses, you might be amazed at just how common it really is. The problem, it seems, is that ‘data loss’ is a term that’s often associated with cybercrime. And with more and more businesses starting to take cybersecurity more seriously, business owners are becoming increasingly confident that their confidential and sensitive data is secured and protected.
But cyber threats are just one possible cause of data loss. Consider that natural disasters such as fire or flooding can impact locally stored data. Or that accidents can – and do – happen. All it takes is for an employee to accidentally attach an incorrect document to an email for data to be leaked outside of the organisation. Of course, while it’s rare, malicious intent is also a risk to keep in mind.