KT Connections Blog

KT Connections has been serving the Rapid City area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Network Security Needs To Be A Team Effort

Network Security Needs To Be A Team Effort

Network security is more than just a conscientious attempt by your staff to protect your organization’s digital assets. It’s making sure that your employees know how to handle dangerous situations, implementing preventative IT measures to eliminate potential issues entirely, and having the right technology experts on-hand to handle tough problems that can’t be solved by a few pieces of technology.

To begin, let’s take a look at what role your organization’s IT department plays in the overall security of your business’ infrastructure. We’ll then move on to how the average employee can reinforce network security, and how outsourced help can be beneficial.

Your Internal IT (If Any)
First, the responsibilities of your IT department must be considered. Ordinarily, your IT department would be responsible for tasks such as monitoring your network, installing patches and security updates, and general upkeep of your technology systems. Of course, that assumes that you even have an IT department in the first place, which not a lot of small businesses have. The expense of hiring in-house technicians can add quite a bit of strain to your budget that you may not be able to afford. Or, worse yet, you leave all of the technology-related maintenance to your ordinary employees who have other jobs and responsibilities. This not only takes time away from your business’ busy employees, but also compromises security, as tasks may be rushed or performed wrong entirely.

What Your Employees Can Do
Even if you do have an internal IT department, your employees can practice certain security practices to ensure that they don’t contribute to your business’ troubles. Many issues concerning network security are caused by user error, such as clicking on the wrong link or downloading the wrong attachment. Furthermore, passwords--one of the most critical parts of any security protocol--are often created in such a way that they aren’t secure enough. Passwords should be long and complex, utilizing combinations of both upper and lower-case letters, along with numbers and symbols. They also shouldn’t be the same across the organization, or shared with others. Reinforce that your employees also be wary of any suspicious messages in their inboxes, and advise them to report anything strange or out of place to your IT department.

What You Can Do
Even if you do have an internal IT department, they might be so swamped with work that they don’t have the time to reinforce your network security. On the other hand, if they are dedicated to ensuring the security of your network, they may not have time to deal with the more routine tasks, like assisting with technology troubles or help desk support. Outsourcing your security, as well as general maintenance for your infrastructure, is a great way to assist your internal team with day-to-day responsibilities. Think of it as a way to resolve any bottlenecks that they may be running into, be it a lack of time to properly monitor your network security, or a lack of availability to resolve in-house employee technical difficulties. It’s just one way that outsourced IT solutions can help your business protect itself in the long run.

Does your organization need assistance with IT security? KT Connections can help you augment your security capabilities through the use of managed IT services. To learn more about how we can keep your organization secure, reach out to us at 605-341-3873.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 16 December 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices hackers Privacy Technology Email Internet malware Business Computing Cloud Google Network Security software Ransomware User Tips Efficiency Business Backup Data IT Support Microsoft Computer Mobile Device Management Network Gmail Managed IT Services Android Money cybersecurity Facebook Hardware Smartphone Small Business VoIP Windows Productivity Hosted Solutions IT Support Data Management IT Management Operating System Business Continuity Mobile Devices Cloud Computing Artificial Intelligence Phishing Microsoft Office communications Windows 10 Unified Communications Outsourced IT Social Media Internet of Things Data storage Passwords Upgrade Communication IT Services security cameras BDR Disaster Recovery Windows 10 Encryption Alert data breach End of Support Apple Nextiva Antivirus Business Management Update Bandwidth Smartphones Outlook Data Backup Politics WiFi Access Control Automation App Office 365 YouTube Patch Management Cost Management Collaboration Best Practice IoT Google Wallet Remote Monitoring Project Management Google Docs Analytics Legal Spam Customer Service Search IBM Browser Google Maps Server Hard Drive Drones Save Money security solutions Document Management SaaS Saving Money Start Menu Information Technology History Firewall Networking Productivity News vulnerability Events Scam Innovation Lunch and Learn Big Data Managed IT Services Data Recovery Law Enforcement Word The Internet of Things Apps Event Marketing Robot Local Buzz BYOD Gadgets South Dakota appointment Memory Digital Rapid City File Sharing Web Servers Applications communication solutions Business Mangement Sports Websites Business Growth Penetration Testing Virtual Machines Local Technology vulnerabilities Specifications Workers Virtualization Wireless Technology Physical Security identity theft Network Congestion Access IoT Devices Internet 101 Tips and Tricks LiFi Data Security Deep Learning Webcam Microsoft Office 365 Software as a Service Phishing Scams botnet attack Risk Creep camera Sales Tax Dell ’s Sonicwall Global Management System Television Samsung Society Microsoft Bookings media experience Streaming Media Redundancy Spyware Budget Remote Computing Internet Connected Devices Visible Light Communication Audit Office Google Drive Microsoft Office 365 features Virus IT Consultation botnet IT for Oil Companies macbook Password Mouse Tablets Windows 8 booking process information Windows XP Hack Laptop Website Maintenance Vendor Management Telephony Compliance Law IT IT Assessment DDoS attacks Risk Management Mobility SharePoint Tech Support Event Flash Managed Service Provider Cache Tablet Solid State Drive enterprise productivity software Advertising Fortinet Monitors VoIP IT Security Lawyers Hosted Solution IT Strategy Kaseya DDoS security precautions Printer Mixer Settings Virtual Desktop Emergency SOX Business Security Displays Freedom of Information IT Solutions Administration Kaseya Connect Information Security password manager LastPass Vendors Computer Care Business Technology Workplace Tips Communications Sarbanes-Oxley Act Time Management Proactive IT Fast food Printing Fake News Bluetooth Attorneys Quick Tips How To Conference Social Engineering Email Security user confidence Cryptocurrency Running Cable Community Involvement Chamber of Commerce Disaster Office Tips Phone System End User Testing Unified Threat Management Music Uninterrupted Power Supply face Downloads Microsoft Excel Safety Managed Services Cleaning Cabling Hacking Download Hardware as a Service Data Protection surveillance cameras Government Google Calendar Writing Content Filtering LastPass healthcare communication device Knowledge HaaS Business Comunications Black Market Corporate Profile Trend Micro Virtual Reality Social Business Communications VPN Press Release Managed IT Programming AtomBombing Worker tool Rebrand business owner Education Tech Terms Vendor Mangement Distributed Denial of Service Experience Touchscreen Cloud Backup Google Play Store Comparison Retail Banking Paperless Office Users G Suite Travel Processors Computer Malfunction 3D Printing Employer-Employee Relationship Sync Messenger Private Cloud Microchip CCTV In Internet of Things Books Work/Life Balance Motion Sickness Web Server IT service Reading Machine Learning Hiring/Firing Meetings Ordinary Computers collaboration capabilities Bring Your Own Device Wi-Fi Relocation Emails Marketing Administrator Hacker quantum computers Documents Tracking Phone Systen base infrastructure Hacks Supercomputer Text Messaging PDF Automobile Holiday Computing security solution Unified Threat Management Notifications IT Consultant Business Metrics network security professionals CrashOverride end-of-support date Language holiday season Training Chromebook Playbook Rental Service Flexibility Miscellaneous UTM holidays Employer Employee Relationship Cortana breach methods Digital Payment Reliable Computing Threat management scammers Twitter Taxes Public Cloud Telephone Systems Scalability scams Health