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Increase cybersecurity to protect data and ensure privacy

On Behalf of | May 1, 2024 | Commercial Litigation |

In today’s digital world, protecting data and ensuring privacy must be a priority. Breaches happen frequently and can occur practically anywhere.

Every company, big or small, needs to follow the latest cybersecurity guidelines to keep information safe.

What are the latest cybersecurity requirements?

Because the risk of cyber attacks remains high, new cybersecurity laws focus on protecting personal information and preventing data breaches. Companies must use strong security measures, such as encryption, to protect data. They must also have plans in place to respond to data breaches quickly.

In New Jersey, several cybersecurity bills are pending, while others have recently been enacted, including the adoption of a State Emergency Operations Plan to address cybersecurity incidents and a requirement for public agencies to report incidents.

Why is cybersecurity important?

Cybersecurity protects sensitive information from hackers. If hackers steal personal information, it can lead to identity theft and other serious problems. Companies that lose customer data can also face huge fines and lose their customers’ trust.

How can companies improve their cybersecurity?

To improve their cybersecurity, companies need to understand what personal information they have. They must know where to store it and how to protect it. They should also train their employees in cybersecurity. Employees need to know how to spot phishing emails and other cyber threats.

Companies should also update their software regularly. Hackers often use known flaws in software to attack systems. By keeping software up to date, companies can protect themselves from these attacks.

In addition, companies should have a response plan for data breaches. This plan should include steps to secure the system, inform affected individuals and restore any lost data.

Understanding and following the latest cybersecurity requirements is necessary to protect data and ensure privacy. Companies must take active steps to safeguard their information against cyber threats.