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Ensure ERP Security with Trusted Software from Sage this International Computer Security Day

International Computer Security Day, which takes place every year on 30th November, was created in 1988 at the same time as computers were becoming commonplace within business and government settings.
These days, our world is undeniably digital, so cyber security and digital data privacy have never been more important.

As online scams and hacking techniques become increasingly sophisticated, more and more businesses are falling prey to cyber-attacks each year.
 

ERP Security

To keep your business safe in the digital world, ensure your IT systems are as secure as possible. One key system to focus on is your ERP software.

ERP software integrates many disparate systems, so if a hacker can gain access to this software, they’ll be able to gain access to your most critical business data such as company financials and private customer information.
Keeping your data safe and protecting your ERP security are vital for compliance and effective business performance.
 

Sage ERP Security Features and Benefits

With Sage software, ERP security for all your business data is built in, so you won’t have to worry about cyber-attacks.

Sage software:
  • Is simple and intuitive to use, helping to reduce user errors.
  • Features regular patch updates to tackle known security threats.
  • Offers advanced password options, including minimum lengths and lockouts.
  • Enables secure cloud and mobile access.
  • Can be installed on-site for complete control.
  • Is routinely updated to meet changes in legislation - such as GDPR.
  • Can be integrated safely with other partner software, such as Eureka and Draycir, cutting the need for data transfers.
 

Mitigate Security Risks

Your ERP data is incredibly valuable and commercially sensitive. A hack or security breach could threaten your business and its reputation, so safeguarding confidential employee and customer information is paramount.
Here are 5 further ways to mitigate the risk of a data breach and effectively manage your ERP security:
  1. Manage User Access
    Ensure user passwords are changed frequently and meet stringent requirements to safeguard data. Also, only allow staff access to edit the data they need to minimise the risk of a data breach.
  2. Always Install Updates
    Manufacturers build fixes to tackle known security vulnerabilities, so run regular software updates to download and install them.
  3. Reduce Data Exports
    Choose an ERP system that offers all the functionality you need so data isn’t regularly transferred to and from external software.
  4. Regularly Train Employees
    Regularly retrain your staff so they’re aware of the latest security risks and how to avoid them. Regular training also tends to reduce user errors which can lead to security breaches.
  5. Comply With Legislation
    Keep up to date and aware of any changes in privacy laws and legislation so your data storage facilities remain compliant.

If you’d like to know more about ERP systems, or how we can help your business run more securely this #ComputerSecurityDay, please contact our sales team on 01423 330335 or email us at sales@onesys.co.uk.

 

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