Think back to the movies you’ve watched, the TV shows you’ve seen, the books you’ve read. Whenever an important character was in danger, you can bet that the other characters tried their best to help–and in the process, the character likely ended up with a few self-made bodyguards. Although we may not be characters in a book or movie, we do still have something important to protect: our documents. There are a lot of digital threats circling today’s world like vultures, and, unfortunately, our documents (and all of the important information stored within them) are the victims. We have to protect our data, but we don’t have to do it alone. Like the characters in stories, we need allies.

Document Protection

Protecting documents isn’t a small job. We put all kinds of information on digital documents, from account information to sensitive company details. Consider, for example, what would happen if you suddenly lost access to all of your company’s files. What would one day at your company look like without those files? Although we don’t want to think about it, the truth is, our documents are very vulnerable, and that means they need a lot of protection. There are a lot of ways to protect your documents, including security programs, management services, encryption, and more–but the best defense plan, like in those stories, includes multiple layers of protection and a lot of willing allies. That’s right: at the end of the day, you need real humans on your side to best protect your documents.

Real Humans (and Other Data Defense Strategies)

So, protecting your documents and all of your data requires multiple layers of defense. What are your options? Here’s a quick look!

  • Organization. The first thing you need to do to protect your documents is to organize your allies–and in this case, your allies are the people working, typing, and drinking coffee right next to you. Co-workers and employees–the people behind the company–are crucial in document defense. Communicating your goals and defense strategies is key; it’s important that all parts of your company are implementing document protection plans. Keep instructions concise and clear for best results.
  • Planning. The next crucial step is in making sure that your allies know their mission, and that requires good planning. Establish a company-wide system that identifies data as “confidential” or “sensitive” and then defines the target audience; once this is in place, make sure it works for every team, group, and part of your business. Everyone has to be on the same page.
  • Tools. Your allies can’t protect your documents if they don’t have the right tools. Reliable hardware and software are absolutely crucial in protecting your documents; if everything’s not up-to-date and working properly, your data is vulnerable. For help in choosing the right hardware and software tools, you’ll want to contact a reliable ally.

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