If you’re in business, you have sensitive data on hand. Ideally, you keep that information as safe as possible. After all, it would be a huge mistake if someone hacked into your company’s computer system and stole your most important files. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make sure this doesn’t happen. Here are some simple tips to secure documents for your small business:
Don’t use free public Wi-Fi
Don’t use free public Wi-Fi. It’s easy to hack, and you don’t want your personal information or company documents falling into the wrong hands.
You should also use a VPN on your phone as well as your computer when accessing any internet-based software like email or social media accounts. This will ensure that no one can intercept your data while it’s in transit over an unencrypted network.
Encrypt your computers
There are a few ways you can secure your computer. The first is to encrypt your hard drive, which means that anything stored on it will not be readable without the correct key or password. You can do this on Macs with FileVault and on PCs with BitLocker.
The second method is using a VPN (virtual private network). A VPN adds an extra layer of security between your device and the internet by routing all traffic through an intermediary server before reaching its final destination. This protects against surveillance and snooping, but it also makes it harder for hackers to intercept sensitive data because they need access to both the endpoint (your computer) as well as at least one server in order to decrypt files sent over the wire—two separate attacks that require two different methods of attack. If all else fails and someone steals your device or hacks into its OS remotely, they won’t have access unless they also break through these security layers!
Get Password Managers to store passwords
Password managers are a good way to keep your passwords safe. They are software that can be installed on your computer or accessed through an app on your phone. They store all of your passwords in one place in order to offer optimal password protection for PDF files.
Some password managers cost money, while others are free. If you use the paid ones, they will cost between $10-$30 a year, depending on what kind of account you get with them (if any). The more expensive accounts usually come with additional features like two-factor authentication and backups in case something happens to your computer or device.
If you have trouble remembering things like usernames for websites, then using a password manager is definitely worth looking into!
Secure your hardware
You can also secure your hardware by using a password that’s not easily guessed and keeping it up to date. A VPN is another way to protect yourself from malware and hackers while you’re on public Wi-Fi networks. And when working remotely, don’t leave your laptop unattended—a hacker could gain access in seconds!
As per the professionals at Adobe Acrobat, “Using security software such as antivirus programs, spyware removers, or ad blockers will keep you safe from a number of threats.” If you’re still uncertain how much security your computer needs, talk with someone knowledgeable at the store where you bought it or find an IT support person who can help figure out what’s best for your company’s needs (and budget).