Helping your customers to feel secure working with you can be one of the most difficult problems you can face as a business. If most of your clients deal with you online, then this can be especially true as information is traded and stolen more easily. Customers like to feel as though they are working with someone who care about their security issues just as much as they do.
Here are some ways you can increase the security surrounding your business and help clients feel safe working with you.
Install a VPN
New software is making it easier to keep customer data safe from those who would like to hack it. Once simple way to add an extra layer of security is to install a VPN, which scrambles your IP address to the websites you visit. You can often find them for a small price, and they can go a long way toward keeping information such as passwords and locations safe. Even a VPN can go a long way toward showing customers that you don’t plan on sharing any of their important information.
Consider a virtual data room
Storing customer data on a personal server can be a recipe for disaster when you are planning on keeping information hidden. When you are putting files on a hard drive, hackers can easily access that data without much work. A virtual data room offers added security by storing essential documents and clients’ information in another location, making it more difficult for those looking to steal home addresses and credit card numbers. If much of your business relies on customer trust, then a virtual data room can be a good idea for your business.
Constantly update passwords
Hackers tend to look at accounts that are lax in updating security information as ones to try and gain information from. It can make it much easier for them if you are not making the effort to makes sure your passwords are updated. New passwords that completely different from other variations you might be using can go a long way toward protecting your company and your clients. If you aren’t sure which types of passwords would work best, you can find password creators online.
Emails are one of the most common ways that hackers tend to find out information. Because they are easily accessible from several servers, it can be a simple process to find out information that you don’t want shared. One way to keep documents safe is to encrypt the emails you send through your business. Encryption software doesn’t cost much, and it can go a long way toward adding an extra level of security that can discourage hackers from finding out the information you want hidden.
Keeping your business safe is often just a matter of thinking like those who would like to take data. With a little foresight and using software than can aid you, you can go a long way toward increasing client trust and fulfilling your promise in keeping their data safe.
Guest article written by: Alex Schnee