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- Make Internet Security a Priority
There should be a policy in place for how employees operate their computers and company mobile devices, use email and social media, and browse the web. These rules should be specific, updated frequently, and communicated to all employees to protect customer and corporate information, and avoid putting your company at risk.
- Practice Proper Password Protocol
The most popular passwords are simple, and easy for cybercriminals to crack. Employees should be instructed to create complex passwords, and systems should be implemented that require employees to change their passwords on a regular basis.
- Avoid Phishing Scams
Phishers use fake websites that mimic the appearance of legitimate websites to collect personal and financial information. Instruct employees to access their financial institutions from saved bookmarks in their web browsers, and not to follow links in emails.
- Have a System Back-up In Place
Regardless of what measures you have taken to prevent a data breach, a cyber attack can still threaten your business. Regularly backing up your data, and having a recovery plan in place, can save you from a financially devastating event.
- Implement a Spam & Web Filter
Limit the number of criminal communications by using a spam filter that weeds out spam emails sent to your employees, and implement web filters that limit the time employees spend on specific websites.
- Utilize Managed Services
Management tools can be used to search your network for unauthorized devices and vulnerabilities. These tools can also be used to ensure that all software is up to date on all devices connected to your network, and restrict or ban software that poses a security risk to your network.
- Manage Mobile Devices
One unprotected mobile device can cause catastrophic data loss. When a business-connected mobile device goes missing, the chance that the finder will attempt to access the networks they are connected to is extremely high. Mobile Device Management is essential.
- Stay Up-to-Date on the Latest Threats
Your IT personnel should regularly share news and information about the latest cyber security threats to employees, as well as how to protect against them. Employees should also be encouraged to report anything strange on their computer to the IT staff.
- Choose the Right Security Partner
At Speros, the security of your business is our priority. Our managed services let you offload some or all of your IT operations to us, reducing your time spent troubleshooting security issues and your overall cost. Learn more about our IT services.