Imagine yourself sleeping soundly at night because you know you have done all the right things to secure your business data. The most common mistake made by businesses about data security is to look for security tools (and get overwhelmed by how much is available out there), without first thinking about the data to protect and developing a clear plan.

Effective data security requires 4 steps:

1) UNDERSTAND: What type of data do you have?
2) PRIORITIZE: What is the most important data you have?
3) ORGANIZE: How do you organize and maintain your different types of data?
4) PROTECT: Identify and install the best systems and tools to protect the data you have, based on its criticality.