With so many businesses switching to the web for their company needs, it is crucial to stay on top of the latest security measures and procedures to ensure no data loss occurs. A recent Gartner study found that 90% of that companies that suffer major data loss close within two years and that 80% of business owners have no plan to protect their data. This is a problematic situation for businesses because cybercrime is becoming more and more common on the Internet. Therefore, the time to study and implement security policies in your business is now! Check out these tips to help you understand more ways to secure your business computers!
- Identify Security Needs & Risks
Primarily, you must identify the security risks for the online services and devices your company uses. Once the identifications of these risks have been made, you should then begin to uncover the ways in which you can combat these risks. If no solution is found, consider switching to new services/devices.
- Start With The Basics
Start by setting up strong passwords and scheduling a recurrent periods to change company passwords. Set company computers up with protective and preventative services like encryption technology, anti-virus, spam, and spyware.
- Keep Your Systems Updated
Software updates can sometimes fix any security problem you may be having. Make sure to stay on top of updates on all company computers to ensure the protection against any cyber threats. By allowing programs to install updates automatically you have no maintenance to worry about.
- Back Up Then Back Up Again!
Back ups are easier than ever with today’s technology and require no extra time or effort. Most back up programs will run in the background and store information safely offsite. Back up on to external hard drives for added protection. Always have a disaster plan in place for your company.
- Keep Devices Safe
A lost or stolen device can be the cause of major data loss for your company. Remind your employees to always keep an eye on the devices they use that contain important and sensitive company information. They must report lost or stolen devices immediately to prevent a disaster situation.
All these tips are in place to ensure the safety and protection of your company from cyber threats and disaster situations. Have you thought about these scenarios yet? If not, get started today and don’t waste anymore time. Too many companies have failed due to the lack of security and protection on their devices and services. Don’t let your company be one of them!
For more information and tips on how to secure your business with the best protective policies and procedures contact our IT company ECW Network & IT Solutions today. You can call us at (561) 306-2284 or send us an email at Info@ecwcomputers.com. We are dedicated to promoting preventative measures to keep your company safe!