Cybersecurity Protection For Las Vegas Businesses
Network Heroes manages your sensitive data and large recordsets discreetly. Let us deploy the network solutions needed for Las Vegas data breach prevention.
Over 650,000 Nevada students were impacted by a data breach in August 2019. This is just one of the cybersecurity headlines that marked a steady increase in activity as hackers grow bolder. This breach involved the software program Aimsweb 1.0, which Pearson Clinical Assessments uses to screen and assess students at various levels.
Approximately 13,000 school and university accounts were exposed, netting the hackers the names, dates of birth and email addresses, according to Pearson of students that used the system from 2008 to 2019.
Schools, local governments and small businesses are increasingly the targets of organized cyberattacks. Network Heroes can help your organization stay out of those statistics.
Who Can Protect Your Las Vegas Business from Data Breach?
No matter what size your business is, if you deal with debit and credit cards or transfer funds, a security breach can threaten your livelihood and even lock you out of critical systems.
Canada and the EU have enacted strong privacy laws that protect consumers and businesses. However, in the United States, no such laws exist for data privacy at the federal level. However, 46 states, including Nevada, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands require notification to individuals impacted by a security breach.
There are some federal regulations regarding the acquisition and storage of data, but each company has to determine and implement its own data breach prevention measures.
What Are Some Data Breach Best Practices You Should Consider?
When you partner with an IT consulting company, such as Network Heroes, you gain the expertise of an experienced IT services provider. We help your business adopt proactive data breach prevention policies. One of the best practices that can protect your client data is adopting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Known as PCI compliance, this industry credential leads to improved security for data processing, transmission and storage — providing protection for sensitive financial data along every step of the way.
What Services Does Network Heroes Offer to Your Organization from Data Breach?
At Network Heroes, we customize a solution based on your industry, the type of customer data collected and specific vulnerabilities you may face. To maintain computer security best practices, our consultants can:
- Install a firewall in hardware and/or software form to act as a gatekeeper
- Implement anti-virus software and software security updates
- Set up isolated storage for confidential information like credit card numbers. These should be stored on separate web servers not connected to the internet.
- Avoid sharing access to network drives and individual devices
- Eliminate requesting confidential information in an email, chat sessions and other unprotected transmissions.
Network Heroes puts the responsibility of IT management on the shoulders of security specialists used to dealing with sensitive data and large recordsets. Let us deploy the network solutions needed for Las Vegas data breach prevention.