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Data Breach E-Book: How to Empower Employees and Protect Your Business

  |  Dashlane

Are you worried about a data breach at your organization? You should be. But you should also be able to rest easy knowing you put your organization in the best position to keep sensitive company and customer information protected.

[Read our full data breach e-book by clicking this link.]

One of the core components to a role in IT or Security is the ability to evangelize security tools so employees actually use them and improve your security’s first line of defense. Employees are often referred to as the weakest link in an organization’s security effort, but that is simply a product of employees being armed with complicated tools that disrupt their workflow.

When it comes to protecting your business from a data breach, eliminating password compromises, and investing in effective security tools that will empower employees and that they will use, look no further than a password manager.

Data Breach E-Book: How to Empower Employees and Protect Your Business

In this data breach e-book, we’ll help you:

  1. Get the Facts: Learn about relevant data breach trends and stats to help you quantify the value of protecting your organization.
  2. Conduct an Internal Security Audit: With an easy five-step guide, you’ll be sure to get the best ROI for your efforts and ensure company-wide security.
  3. Improve Employee Security Behavior: Through simple tips on creating short-term security wins while ensuring long-term security improvement and impact.
  4. Understand the Value of a Password Manager: By explaining what a password manager is, why employees and admins alike love using it, and why it helps eliminate password compromises.

For your convenience, we’ve included the introduction to the e-book below:

Data Breach E-Book: Read it in full here.

Understanding Your Weakest Link

As the person responsible for protecting sensitive company and customer data, waking up to a data breach is a nightmare scenario. A serious breach can topple an organization—both financially and from a reputational standpoint.

Just ask Equifax.

With its global presence—more than 10,000 employees and hundreds of millions of customers—Equifax was a powerhouse in the consumer credit reporting industry. But then a massive data breach was revealed in September 2017, and its stock dropped 35%. As a company whose core offering hinges on trading sensitive personal information, a breach in data was also an irreparable breach in trust.

What could a single data breach do to your organization?

In this e-book, we’ll give you a 360° perspective on data breaches—how and why they occur, what can happen as a result, and most importantly, how to take the right steps towards preventing one in your organization by strengthening the weakest link in your security: your employees.

Defending against a data breach requires a multi-layered approach to security. No one layer or solution guarantees a breach-free future; in fact, regardless of security stack and protocols, every organization is susceptible to a breach. This is due in part to the broad risk exposure businesses face, and in part to the reactive nature of the online security industry as it responds to increasingly sophisticated—and novel—threats.

By understanding the root of the problem and seeking affordable, scalable solutions that fortify the weak links in your organization’s security, you can decrease your attack surface and discourage potential hackers from trying to gain access to your network.

And the best way to strengthen your weakest security link is to invest in a password management solution. Why?

Protect Your Organization with a Password Manager

Because the path of least resistance for opportunistic hackers is to leverage a weak or stolen employee password to gain access to your network. The easiest way to push back against this method is to ensure every employee account (both at work and at home) is protected with unique, complex passwords stored securely across all devices.

A password manager is both affordable and scalable, and most importantly, it’s easy to use, so employees will actually use it to improve their security behavior and help fortify company defenses. But before we dive too deep into solutions, let’s get a better idea of the scope of the problem, how to properly assess your organization’s needs, and tactics for getting employees up to speed. We hope you enjoy—and learn something, too!

You can read the full e-book here.

Interested in a password manager to help keep your business protected from a data breach? Try Dashlane Business, and join nearly 10,000 businesses that already love using our password management solution.

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