With each month that passes, more and more states are progressing towards the legalization of cannabis. Just at the close of 2019, recreational cannabis became legal in Michigan, and medical cannabis became legal in Missouri and Utah. This brings the total number of states having passed some form of cannabis legalization legislation to 33.
This is great news for the cannabis industry as a whole. The more opportunity there is for the legal sale of cannabis, the more businesses and jobs that can enter the market. However, as new business owners work to get their businesses off the ground, they need to keep one very important point in mind:
Are you protecting your clients’ data?
It’s important to consider the security of your customers’ financial and medical information. Due to the medical use of the product, the cannabis industry overlaps with the healthcare world. The Protected Health Information (PHI) you deal with has to be secured against cybercriminals.
You also need to be considering the security of your cannabis payment systems. Due to how cash-heavy the industry has been, there has been considerable opportunity for the introduction of new payment systems to help simplify these processes.
Unfortunately, these new systems are often ideal targets for hackers. They have been developed quickly to fill a large demand, a process during which corners are often cut, especially when it comes to security.
Whether online, mobile-based, or both, these new apps and systems need to be vetted properly to make sure they aren’t putting your data at risk.
Your ability to protect your data comes down to how you answer these three key questions:
That’s why you should make a considerable investment in a comprehensive backup data recovery solution so that you can restore your data at a moment’s notice when necessary.
Be sure to:
The best way to enhance the data backup capabilities of your organization is to work with a capable IT company like Veo Verde. Our team can fulfill the following requirements:
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