With so many access points, from cell phones to laptop and home computers, how can anyone hope to keep their network safe from hackers, viruses, and other unintentional security breaches? The answer is not "one thing" but a series of things you have to implement and constantly be vigilant about, such as installing and constantly updating your firewall, antivirus, spam-filtering software, and backups. This is why clients hire us - it's a full-time job for someone with specific expertise (which we have a team of!).
Once that basic foundation is in place, the next most important thing you can do is create an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and TRAIN your employees on how to use company devices and other security protocols, such as never accessing company email, data, or applications with unprotected home PCs and devices (for example). Also, how to create good passwords, how to recognize a phishing email, what websites to never access, etc. NEVER assume your employees know everything they need to know about IT security. Threats are ever-evolving and attacks are getting more sophisticated and clever by the minute.
This blog series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need training and a good AUP in place. If you'd like our help creating an AUP for your company, based on best practices, call us at (408) 483-1881 or reply to this email. You'll be glad you did.