IT Security: What Should Your Company Be Doing?

IT Security: What Should Your Company Be Doing?

Protect your Emails:

Because you can be contacted by anyone in the world, email systems are extremely prone to malware, viruses, spyware downloads and phishing attacks.

To protect against downloadable email viruses and spam slowing down your computer, opt for IT security solutions hosted in the cloud as they doesn’t clog up your device memory.

Maildefender is a popular choice but if you’re relatively new to IT security & protection it is better to enlist the help of an ITsecurity firm to help you install it and ensure your emails are as secure as possible.

Protect your Wireless Networks:

Wi-Fi is all well and good if you are sharing it with your employees, but make sure it is password protected and your data is encrypted.

Encryption encodes data that travels between your PC and the router. This means tech-savvy hackers could tap in to your router and see what is on your device.

The latest protocol technology is Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) and Wireless Protected Access (WPA2); both require a password comprising of capital and lowercase letters and numbers 14 characters or more and guarantee upmost protection.

Protect your Servers:

Your business relies on your server. It holds everything from confidential business plans, work in progress, client data and various documentation you wouldn’t want to share with the online community.

If you server was accidentally subjected to a malicious virus, it is often difficult to retrieve data. It is advisable to back-up your server content using a remote company such as UK Fast. Most companies re-save your server contents on a daily basis so you can recover lost data quickly and guard for one of your most valuable business assets.

Protecting your Hardware:

Aside from nasty viruses, malware and hackers, you should protect your server from physical damage too. There have been many horror stories over the years of fires spreading through office blocks and melting servers in their wake. Similarly, if bosses are too ‘open’ with security, rogue employees have been known to steal servers and important company information.

Keep your server secure in a lockable server cabinet so it can only accessed by management and technical personnel.

If you are nervous about staff stealing keys, biometric locking safes can solve that problem. They use fingerprint recognition technology to grant access; many safes can store and recognise up to 20 fingerprints which is perfect if you are a small business.

This helpful business information is sponsored by Technology Services Group.

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