Tips on how to protect your data

how to protect your data

You should always protect your data, no matter how big or small your business is. Advice on this subject is crucial as you want to keep sensitive personal information secure and safe. 

One of the best things to do would be to download a VPN and antivirus software. It is also important to always back up your data. 

Without a proper data security policy, sensitive information can fall into the hands of hackers, allowing them to gain access to your system. Allowing them to uncover the personal information of customers and employees.

Here are some tips on how to protect your data:

  1. If you back up your data onto external storage regularly and store it somewhere safe, you’ll have nothing to worry about if something does happen to your data.
  2. Downloading anti-virus and malware protection software will protect your device by detecting and blocking any malicious software. Protecting it from running on your device and preventing it from causing any damage.
  3. Don’t use public Wi-Fi if you have sensitive data on your device, it could put your data at risk. Always make sure you have a secure connection when connecting to the internet.
  4. Be wary of scams and phishing emails as they’ll try to gain access to your data by asking for credentials and logins for your accounts.
  5. A VPN can help keep your data and personal information secure. A VPN encrypts your data allowing you to stay private and secure online. 
  6. Make sure only you have access to your device and no one can get into it easily. As well make sure you have a strong password that isn’t easily guessed so you can prevent someone else from accessing your device.


Keeping your data protected is vital for preventing data breaches and damage to reputations. These 6 strategies should help you keep secure, and private and keep the integrity of your data. They should help you prevent data loss, theft, or corruption, minimising the damage caused in the event of a disaster.

We have more advice on protecting you from other cyber security threats and attacks. Using this information, you should be able to build a robust procedure that is regularly practiced and updated.  It should help to reduce your chances of a future attack being successful.

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