As a business owner, network security should be one of your top priorities. Your clients trust you to keep their data safe, and even a small network breach can seriously damage that trust. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to mitigate a lot of network security risks.
By far one of the best ways to prevent a network breach is to educate your employees on basic cybersecurity. When a network is infiltrated, it is almost always caused by some sort of human error. Technology is constantly evolving, but unfortunately, hackers have access to the same tech that you do. As fast as your IT team can come up with new ways to secure the network, hackers and cybercriminals are actively working on ways to get through that security.
Partner with a Managed Services Provider
Another great way to shore up your network security is to partner with an experienced managed services provider. If you don’t know, a managed services provider is a company whose job it is to make sure your IT network functions the way it is supposed to and that it remains secure. Your managed services provider will be able to catch a network breach sooner and stop it before too much data is put at risk.
Develop Rules for Using Work Computers
Another way to effectively prevent a network breach is to have rules for using work computers. Employees should never use a work computer for personal matters, especially personal emails. USB drive use and downloads should also be heavily regulated as well. A lot of hackers will bury malicious code in seemingly innocuous internet downloads and that is how they get into your data.
Data encryption can help protect data if a breach occurs. Encrypting data also makes it safer to send, because not all connections are secure and if data is intercepted the encryption can keep it from being read.
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