Crucial Tools to Improve Business Security

by | Mar 2, 2018 | Business Security

The security of your business is tied directly to your reputation. Data breaches can do significant damage to both your business and your reputation, whether the breach occurs online or in your office. Avoid security risks by choosing a solid IT service provider capable of ensuring the safety of your company.

Security Assessment

Running a security assessment can ensure that your technology environment is adequately protected. These reviews notify you of vulnerabilities, limitations and risks.

This is a good starting point to gauge your business security.  Here are 5 other tools that can help:

1) Firewall

A firewall is a network security program that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides what is allowed to pass through and what is blocked based on security rules. Such a system can be hardware or software but is usually a bit of both.

2) Physical Security Measures

Cybersecurity is a top priority for most modern business owners, and for good reason. However, it’s important to make sure that security is maintained both online and off. The security of your physical business ensures the safety of employees, inventory, and equipment. Installing a security system can provide an additional layer of protection for your office.

3) Remote Monitoring

Remote monitoring is peace of mind for business owners. When issues or problems arise, your IT team can remotely identify and repair most issues. If they need access to your office they will let you know.

4) Employee Training

Employees should adhere to sensible security guidelines. These should include being able to spot phishing attempts, using unique passwords, and changing their passwords every 6 months. Employees should never transmit sensitive data via email and should shred any trash with customer or financial data.

5) Backup

Hardware or network failures can occur due to malware, hacking, electrical failure and more.  If you don’t have a backup in such situations, your data can be permanently lost or inaccessible. Regular backups should be performed, using either an external hard drive, cloud storage, or a combination of the two.

The Right Business Security Service

Most business owners are too focused on running their businesses to spend much time on anything else. Choosing the right IT service provider allows you to keep your focus where it should be, without sacrificing security. In turn, you’ll be protected, secure and able to maintain the confidence of your customers.  

To learn more about business security or to schedule a security assessment, Contact Us.

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