How can improve we improve your IT security

Securing your business data is becoming more difficult with many staff working remotely.

There are many facets of security to consider, including data encryption, the location of your data and access methods.

Simple practices, such as, Multi Factor Authentication (entering a username and password, plus another code that could be sent to a mobile phone via text, an application or phone call) greatly enhance user account security and should be employed by all businesses.

Layered Security

A layered approach is recommended for IT security, giving several barriers of protection. This may involve the use of a hosted or cloud solution, a local device with scanning capabilities (e.g. Firewall or security appliance) and / or software installed locally on the computers.

Increasing loss of sensitive information from inside the organisation is becoming an issue. indepth IT Solutions can assist with implementing measures to record activity in emails and web browsing, or block suspicious communications.

Monitoring & Updating

Many organisation put security solutions in place, although do not monitor them to ensure they are kept up to date or configure alerts for issues or breaches. The outbreak of a virus can be quickly contained if administrators are alerted promptly, greatly reducing the time and cost to repair affected devices.

Vendors are constantly releasing security patches and many security threats can avoided if patches are applied regularly. Ensuring updates are implemented for operating systems and applications needs to be a regular IT maintenance activity.

Staff Education

Another measure that is often overlooked is educating staff on common ways that malicious code can be introduced on to a desktop.

Antivirus solutions do not catch all viruses. The most common way of spreading viruses is by someone opening an attachment or clicking on unknown links in an email.

A lot of issues can be avoided by simply educating staff that they should not click on suspicious website content, email attachment or links.

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