Keeping Client Information Safe

Business owners and managers have quite a lot on their plate. One of the more serious jobs is keeping client information safe and secure, especially if your company regularly maintains client data that includes sensitive information. Protecting this information is not just good business but it is also in compliance with the law. For example, the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) allows for significant company fines for businesses that don’t adequately protect client information. The Better Business Bureau also reports that protecting client data should be a top priority for all businesses. Here are a few ways that you can ensure you are providing the best possible protections for your clients.

 

  • Add Protection Layers – Every company should have multiple layers of security both for the physical hardware as well as the software and stored information. There really is no such thing nowadays as too much protection. Add firewalls, antivirus, and anti-malware programs to all of your computers.
  • Train or Limit Employee Access – Training employees, who are many times the first line of defense against a cyber attack, is critical. If that is not possible, limit who has access to certain data so that it can be protected.
  • Keep Updated – One of the best practices is to maintain periodic updates of software. Updated software means it has the most recent security updates as well.
  • Hire a Pro – Hire a professional IT consultant, like M&H Consultants who can evaluate your system for weaknesses. With the ability to think like a hacker, the professionals can create a security plan for your company.
  • Passwords – Obviously, passwords and multi-level authentication can assist with breaches, so discuss how you can take your passwords to the next level with an IT pro.
  • Notify When Breached – Notify clients and customers when your data has been breached so they can take appropriate action.

 

Do you need help protecting your client information? Call M&H Consulting today at 1-(866)-964-8324 or visit our website M&H Consults

 

IT Training for Businesses

Do you need IT training for yourself and your employees but haven’t been able to organize a time that’s best for everyone, or can’t find a good time to leave the office? What happens when new employees come onboard and they don’t know how to work the business software or need training?

 

Well-trained employees are essential to the success of your business. A lack of training could mean that employees make critical mistakes that cost you time and money in the long run. While finding a co-worker who is savvy in the technology that is out there may help with some short term training and filling in the gaps, we recommend using our services of training your workforce on the software the right way, the first time. Here is why you should let M&H Consultants aid with your employees training when it comes to newfangled software or hardware.

 

  • You no longer have to worry about spending your time deciphering the tech speak and associated issues. Our team will handle any technology requests you have for every and all aspects of IT support and computer support.
  • M&H can assess your needs first. If your employees are struggling with certain software or common issues, then training for that specific problem is best. We can also provide one-on-one training for more complex issues or the onboarding of new employees.
  • Effectively educating your employees can improve your chances of success and business growth. When employees know how to use the technology properly they can handle client issues with ease and improve the quality of their work.
  • Training has many benefits for your staff. They acquire new skills, increasing their contribution to the business and building their self-esteem.
  • Training can make your staff feel appreciated. As they see you investing time and money in their professional development, retention and morale can increase.