The security of your company's data is of the utmost importance today. If it were to fall into the wrong hands, both employees and your customers can have serious problems. Here are a few ways that managed IT services can keep your data safer.
The first line of defense against hackers is often for businesses to have a secure WiFi network that is password protected and kept safe from everyone, including the employees. Access to it is only given to a very few people who absolutely need to have access to those documents. A separate WiFi network can be for employees and customers to use. Having the one highly protected network helps with privacy compliance issues as well as the security expectations that shareholders will have.
Another internal security threat is viruses and other malware being added to your computer network. This often happens because of an employee mistake that allows their computer to become infected. The computers in your network should have proven anti-virus software installed on them. In addition, talk to your employees about ways that malware can enter the system's computers. Clicking on a dangerous link, downloading items from the internet and using a password to enter a fake site are all common ways that hackers gain access to computers.
In addition to your secure network and employee training, it's also important to have certain data backed up in case of a computer disaster. Most companies that undergo a serious data breach don't stay in business for long. As a backup plan, in case the worst should happen, keeping backed-up data in a safe place can help you to get back to normal much faster in case of a breach. You can automate these backups so that nothing extra has to be done to keep your files backed up and up to date.
When you're ready for your business to strengthen its defenses against security threats, contact us to find out how we can help.
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