Information security

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Information security concerns measures which prevent information from ending up in the wrong hands, being modified, destroyed, or made inaccessible. Common threats to your information includes someone trying to get your password to then use your identity online or use your account information to make purchases at your expense. Other common threats include your computer crashing or getting a virus.

Here you will find practical advice on what to keep in mind and what to do to protect yourself and your company, as well as your customers and employees.

Protect your information and your IT tools

Digital developments have had a big impact on companies’ day-to-day operations. There are lots of digital services for managing, storing, and transferring information. This creates both risks and opportunities that you should be aware of.

A good foundation for your company’s information security is keeping your roles separate, as a business owner and as a private individual. For example, you should have one computer for your business dealings and one for your private life.

You also need to be aware of what information is required for your company to function, and what problems may arise if an unauthorised individual gets hold of this information, if the information is incorrect, or if you are unable to access the information. You need to identify the crucial information in order to choose sufficient protection for it.

Protect your computer, mobile phone, and passwords

Most people use a computer, tablet, or mobile phone in their company. You need to be aware of how to protect your devices from viruses or intrusions. But for the company information, it is equally important that you and your employees know how to act online, and how to, for example, handle e-mail, passwords, and logins for e-services.

Read more on the page Protect your digital devices

Read more about strong passwords

Protect yourself using e-services, digital mailbox, and cloud services

All the information that you have about and in your company is referred to as company information. Losing information that is crucial to your company can have major consequences for you. Such as if you, for example, were to lose information about your customers or your bookkeeping.

Read more on the page Protect your company information

Protect your company against hijacking

The risk of being the victim of a company hijacking is small. But for those who are affected, the consequences can be dire. Here you will find tips about how to protect you company, and what warning signs you can look for. 

Read more on the page Protect your company against hijacking

Personal data protection

If you process personal data in your company, such as keeping employee or customer registers, you must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is important that you, as a business owner, are aware of the rules regarding personal data processing.

Read more about personal data on the page GDPR data protection rules

Protect yourself against identity theft

Identity theft means that someone has obtained and used personal information about you, such as your ID card or your bank account details. Always be careful with your personal data and documents containing personal information.

Read more about how to protect your information on DinSäkerhet.se (in Swedish)

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