Cyberattacks are a serious problem that all businesses face in some form or another, but there are small, everyday tasks you can do to ensure that they impact your organization as minimally as possible. It takes intention and effort to protect your business and its infrastructure, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be hard. Here are three simple ways you can keep your infrastructure secure.
When you have dozens of applications in use at your organization, there’s a greater chance that you’re forgetting to update or patch at least one of them in a timely manner. The truth of the matter is that staying on top of patches and updates is challenging on its own without all the other challenges that come with the territory of IT management and maintenance. In particular, mobile apps and lightly-used programs can be overlooked, so be sure to update all of your solutions regularly so you aren’t accidentally exposing your business to potential threats.
Even security-minded people might use the same password for various accounts simply because it’s convenient, but this is poor password hygiene. Focusing less on convenience and more on security goes a long way toward improving password practices. Try out the following:
Multi-factor authentication and password management tools are great ways to augment your security measures, as well, and should be implemented wherever possible.
Working remotely is a pretty common practice nowadays, and security becomes more of an issue when work is being conducted out of the office and off the security of the in-house network. Remind your employees that wireless connections in public places, and even in their homes, can be considered risky, particularly if those connections are unsecured. We recommend that all businesses implement a virtual private network to give their employees the ability to encrypt data while it’s being transferred from one network to the next.
If any of the above sounds like something you could be doing a better job of, we recommend you contact us at 724-473-3950. Our technicians can work with your team to optimize security for your business today.
About the author
Dan has 25 years of progressive experience in the IT industry. He has led three successful companies focused on small and medium business IT solutions since 1997.