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The conditions for the correct data protection

Your organization does not want to have business-critical information out in the open. After all, being hacked can be disastrous for your organization. There is a good chance that many data protection actions have already been taken within your organization. However, it often happens that things are overlooked. In this article, you will find the last tips for your organization to prevent data breaches as much as possible.


Where are the leaks?

As an organization, it is very important to set up good antivirus software. This can prevent data breaches and protect customer data. The sooner you are noticed a data breach, the greater the chance that data will be retained. Data breaches are the order of the day. This often implies that confidential and sensitive information ends up with unauthorized individuals. This can happen through hacking, for example, because security patches are not updated in time, but also due to human errors.


Who uses the service?

In order to be able to check who uses your systems, it is important that all persons who have access log in with a Multi Factor Authentication. This is a combination of means to verify the authenticity of the user (such as telephone, token, and/or fingerprint). In addition, you can work with a system that checks how plausible a certain login is. Suppose someone logs in in the Netherlands and fifteen minutes later also in China, you will receive a warning.


Give the right employees access.

Some information within the organization is only intended for a handful of employees. Every organization will have this. Make sure that this group of employees only has access to this. Not being accurate can increase the chance of a data breach. So make sure you have a thorough authorization policy and that it is properly observed. Involve the rest of the organization emphatically, because this aspect goes beyond pure IT.


Data breaches can arise in a variety of ways. You want to have this checked regularly, and you can use various means for this. For example, you can organize a security scan, in which leaks and open doors are automatically detected. You can also opt for a so-called penetration test. This means that IT specialists come to your environment to look for leaks with human intelligence.


SOC for Cybersecurity

The SOC for Cybersecurity standard, issued by the AICPA, requires the implementation and maintenance of a cybersecurity risk management program. This program provides the user insight into how risks are managed and which IT components are used. The implementation of this program is in principle form-free, but all Description Criteria must be part of the description. In addition, no relevant parts should be left behind that could influence the choices of users.