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Is Your Agency Management System Secure?

Your data is most important.

Consider how frustrating it is to hear about yet another security breach where your personal information may have been among the data that was leaked. We all expect the services we use to be proactive about keeping our information secure, but did you also consider that your own clients have that very same expectation of you, their agent?You may have heard of this before, and you likely have already experienced it at your banking website. To put it simply, multi-factor (or two-factor, two-step, etc.) authentication ensures that just because someone has your password, they still cannot access your account until they complete another step to prove their identity. They must also have access to a second means of authentication, usually in the form of your physical mobile

Data Security
If you’re running a maid agency firm, your consumer data may be at risk. Data security has changed, and agencies utilizing in-house management systems have become increasingly exposed to exploitation, information loss, and damages. Physical, on-location information storage and hosting methods are placing agents at risk, and your stored information, while seemingly protected, is less secure than you may think.

Data security has become a critical problem for many companies. Between 2005 and 2015, over 800 million records have been stolen as a result of a data breach according to the Identify Theft Resource Center. Current reports reveal that 2016 again shattered all previous records for individual data breach incidents—exposing vital corporate and user information on an epic scale. All indications point to 2017 ending as another record-breaking year as well.

Modern maid agencies are particularly at risk. Think about all the consumer information that you have in your system. The agency store names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers, email addresses, credit card numbers, and more.

While larger agencies have the budgets to maintain comprehensive protection, smaller independent agencies are at the greatest risk because they often lack the resources to adequately secure the data that they maintain. A single data breach can damage a well-established maid agency, harming your valued customers and your reputation in the process. Unfortunately, most insurance agents lack the technical expertise needed to fully prepare for every possible contingency, not to mention the financial resources required to adequately respond to a breach.

Protecting your data
Power outages, vandalism and mishandled information etc are all instances that will compromise your agency data. User exploitation and malicious activity knows no bounds, leaving a small business’s data at risk. Consider this: Your servers are stolen. You’ve located malware. An employee has corrupted vital data. How will you respond? More importantly, how will you answer irreversible damages?

Companies guarding data must hop through numerous hoops to ensure competent protection. The work involved includes internet monitoring, access allowances, firewalls, encryption, anti-malware services, hacking prevention seminars, staff training, data security enforcement, premises security monitoring, risk assessment, and more. Do you do these things? Cloud-based providers like MAS do, and we continue to roll out even more stringent security measures.

Modern Security and Cloud Storage
Cloud-based agency management systems minimize many of your operational risks by offloading your critical infrastructure, removing physical storage needs, and enhancing security. Sensitive information is encrypted, and no mission-critical applications are installed on your local systems. You should protect your agency and customer data with cyber insurance coverage and an agency management system that is working to proactively protect your data.

Web-based agency management systems like MAS handle much of your data requirements and security needs, offering immediate agency data access across multiple locations, ensuring everything you need to run your business is available on a single platform.

Agencies that are relying on a self-hosted agency management system are extremely vulnerable. The fact that your business would come to a grinding stop in the event of data loss notwithstanding, is your agency prepared for the legal and financial burdens of notifying your entire database in the event of a breach? The laws vary from state to state, but one thing remains constant: If you have unencrypted sensitive consumer information on your systems that has been compromised, you have a legal responsibility to notify each and every one of those clients and prospects whose personal information is now out in the open. And make no mistake, they won’t be your clients for long after that!

Maid Agency System, with our pain-free document generation and your safest choice hosting service, has helped agencies advance into an efficient tech generation. You can’t risk waiting.

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