Data Backup and Protection
Let's consider the fundamental questions. What do you want to protect? Why do you want to protect it? And—who are you protecting it from?
First, what do you want to protect? Business data is any kind of information related to running your company. This may be a list of employees, accounting information, operational costs, strategy, and private customer information. Data is anything your business creates, uses, and saves for marketing, operations, human resources, sales, etc …
Why do you want to protect this information? This should be obvious of course. Most of your business information includes private, personal, or proprietary information. Depending on your industry, federal or state regulations may require proof of your efforts to protect data. Regardless, if protected information is breached, leaked, or lost, your business suffers reputational damage, legal challenges, and long-term stability.
Who are you protecting your data from? Criminals! Billions of records of personal information are stolen every year in data breaches. What do these bad actors do with it? Private data is a profit center for fraud, phishing scams, and identity theft.
How will PreactiveIT secure your data? We will:
- Audit your existing security and data protection policies
- Identify where critical data is and where it’s going
- Establish security measures including group roles and access policies
- Educate your business to help establish a culture of responsibility and best practices
- Proactively monitor and protect your network, data, and access points and close potential holes
Preactive IT Solutions is a process-focused company that knows precision and expertise are key to delivering the best managed IT services experience possible. We have developed out IT support process over years of experience. We have delivered top-tier managed IT services to organizations in numerous industries and are ready to bring that experience to you as well. Our focus on process ensures a consistently positive experience for your company and a reliable team to lean on whenever IT issues arise.
If your company feels overwhelmed by the IT problems it faces regularly or the maintenance to your infrastructure is taking too much of your staff’s time, managed IT services from Preactive IT Solutions are probably right for you.
What standards should guide your business's data privacy and protection efforts? While Europe has its comprehensive privacy law and associated guidelines in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the United States, has no single law or regulation that covers privacy or data protection. Instead, businesses face a tangle of laws and regulations including HIPAA, FCRA, FERPA, GLBA, ECPA, COPPA, and VPPA—each developed to target only specific types of data in specific circumstances.
Preactive IT will help your business interpret, navigate, and establish practices and protections that satisfy state and federal requirements and meet the needs of your business, industry, and customers. Let’s review laws and policies you should know about:
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) protects patient health information
- FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) regulates the collection and use of consumer credit information
- ECPA (The Electronic Communications Privacy Act ) protects email, telephone conversations, and data stored electronically
- COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) online protections for children under 13
Let Preactive IT help your business design a detailed data protection strategy. This plan will map current systems, threats, processes, and access. We will direct and administer changes to reduce risks. We will consider a wide range of cybersecurity measures covering PC and mobile devices and software use. We will consider internal and remote access, network fortifications, backups of critical business data, and more.
Our hope is to do much more for your business than just update and monitor your systems. Preactive IT encourages a security culture. We want your workforce to become and remain educated and have confidence in our support services if an incident occurs.