Keeping your computer secure is extremely important. You probably know the frustration of not being able to use your PC if it gets infected with a virus, but it’s easy to forget about risks like data theft. Your data is your business. Your personal information isn’t the only thing at stake; you also owe it to your employees and clients to protect the data you have on them.
November 30th is Computer Security Day. While it’s always important to prioritize security when it comes to your IT, today is a great day to evaluate your current practices and make sure you are doing what needs to be done to protect your computers, network, and company data.
Remember, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and your IT is the same. If you have one particular user on your network or one PC that doesn’t get maintained, it puts the entire network at risk. This is why it is important to ensure that your entire organization is made aware of how they too need to consider themselves responsible for the business’ security.
Below, you will find a checklist to help you determine if your business has security-centric habits. Sharing this with your staff and establishing company-wide policies is a step in the right direction towards making your business more security-minded.
*Your business can set up password policies for certain logins, but it is up to the employee to make sure all of their online accounts are secure.
*Your business can set up mobile device policies that require employee devices to have passwords and other security features enabled.
*If your business needs the ability to share and collaborate with files, KT Connections can help you choose and deploy a file management or cloud solution that is centrally managed and secure.
Don’t Invite Hackers In:
Feel free to copy this checklist and distribute it amongst your users. Looking to evaluate your company’s IT security? Call us at 605-341-3873 to schedule a security audit of your entire network and to help you establish the best practices and policies to protect your data and avoid costly issues.