It may seem like a no-brainer, but when it comes to sensitive data, you can’t be too careful. This guide will show you the best ways to manage your sensitive data to protect against breaches and theft. You’ll learn how to create encrypted backups of your sensitive data, encrypt files on your computer with TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt, encrypt email messages with PGP encryption software such as GPGTools for Mac OS X and Mailvelope for Chrome/Firefox browsers, and much more!
Use Encryption Software
The easiest type of encryption software to use is TrueCrypt, which can be downloaded for free. It allows users to create “encrypted volumes” that are files or folders that are locked by a password, key file, or both. When you put information into the volume it remains encrypted at all times unless unlocked with either your password or the correct key file when in use. With the new Kubernetes vulnerability, it is best to start using TrueCrypt as soon as possible. If someone gets their hands on your hard drive without knowing what they’re doing and opens up an encrypted volume then they will only see the garbled text because it cannot be opened without using the right combination. And if anyone does get access to data stored inside an encrypted volume while it’s open there would not be any trace left behind after closing it down again since any changes made to the data would only exist inside the volume until it is closed.
Ensure Sensitive Data Cannot Be Accessed
When it comes to handling sensitive data, you need to ensure that your information is protected and cannot be accessed by those who should not have access. This includes employees as well as any outside parties such as hackers or contractors. There are a few ways in which you can do this so let’s take a look at some of them below:
The first step involves limiting the number of people with permissions on the database where the data is stored ensuring only certain individuals have permission when they are needed rather than having everyone be able to access all files no matter what. For example, if an employee leaves then there needs to be someone within IT that has abilities for removing their account immediately after termination without disrupting other members’ workflow.
Use Strong Passwords
Your passwords should be at least 12 characters long, contain both upper and lower case letters, numbers, symbols. Try using a sentence as well to make it even more secure – replace some of the words with special symbols or numbers that are relevant to your sentence! Example: “d0g_master’s house” becomes “D$og@m?§ter’s h??see”. A password like this would take extremely powerful computer years upon years to crack.
If you have trouble remembering all your strong and unique passwords there is another way. Instead of writing them down on paper why not use an app that creates complex, random passwords for each service manually? That way they’re always up-to-date with all new services as well as being secure from hackers. And it’ll save you countless hours trying to remember what password belongs where!
Set Strong Firewall Rules
Setting strong firewall rules is important, and you can do this in many ways. You can use a web application or script to set the same restrictions every time certain websites are visited via your browser on any device. This would be especially beneficial if these settings could then apply to all devices connected with the account at home, work, etc., including tablets/phones that may happen to connect while not being managed through an app or script.
This is a good solution for having consistent restrictions across all devices, but it can also be time-consuming and tedious to set up. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of setting this up or would like more control over what exactly your rules are, any software firewall will work just as well without all the extra effort and could even provide better options depending on how it’s configured. For example, Outpost Firewall Free provides many different ways to restrict internet usage so that only certain websites/URLs may be accessed when in use. This includes allowing access based on URL category (websites vs applications), IP address range(s) allowed, date/time restrictions applied, etc.
Install Security Updates
When it comes to your website, you don’t have the option of delaying security updates. Hackers are always looking for ways in and one way they can do this is by exploiting vulnerabilities with known exploits that haven’t been patched yet. If there’s a vulnerability on your site, hackers will find out about it either through an automated tool or even just someone trying random URLs until something works. So if you’re not updating regularly then chances are good that any exploit that has been discovered but hasn’t been fixed yet will be found eventually once the hacker decides to try attacking your site using said exploit! By installing security updates as soon as possible after release, you ensure attackers won’t gain simply because nobody knew about the vulnerability or because nobody was checking.
Keep in mind that some security updates can break your site, so it’s important to test them out before you install them on your production server! If something does go wrong, don’t panic. There are people who work hard every day fixing issues caused by others and chances are good that they have already fixed the issue for you – sometimes even if there wasn’t a fix available when the problem happened! Don’t try hacking around trying to find an old version of WordPress with the vulnerability patched either, hackers will know this too which is why patching older versions isn’t always possible anyhow (since files get removed over time). Just wait until someone gets around to looking at the code and fixing it – if they have a fix available that is.
Avoid Using Public WiFi
In an ideal world, everyone would have access to a private network when they need it. The reality is that many people use public WiFi daily without any concerns about their data being compromised in the process. However, just because you can connect does not mean that doing so is safe or even advisable! It’s important to consider all of your options before going with the flow and jumping onto the nearest open wireless connection available.
In conclusion, by following this guide and these steps to the letter you should be able to keep your data safe from sensitive leaks. The more time spent on doing things right when it comes to something as important as information security is never a waste of time. It’s one of those times where slow and steady wins the race.