Are you doing everything you can (and should) to protect the computers, technology, and data related to your business? Do you even know what security risks exist? Here is a quick checklist of things you can do at your company to increase security.
- Conduct a Security Audit – If you don’t know what parts of your business are vulnerable or what data you have that needs to be protected, you can’t properly secure it. Meet with professional IT consultants who can identify what needs protecting and how.
- Train Personnel – Sometimes all it takes is one employee opening a corrupt email or attachment to cause a disaster. Be sure all employees are trained for red flags on emails and signs of hacking.
- Beef Up Passwords and Encryption – Make sure you have passwords that are strong and are changed on a regular basis. Limit the number of employees that have access to certain data.
- Back IT Up – Use systems to regularly backup your data and networks so in case there is a disaster you have the most recent information saved.
- Protect Your Mobile – Lots of companies have great security but fail to provide the same level to their mobile devices. Be sure that mobile devices are as secure as possible and have limited access since they will be often used in public WiFi locations and remotely.
- Have a Security Policy – Create a security policy that every level of the workforce knows, understands, and strictly follows.
- Physical Security – With the focus on cyber crimes it is easy to forget how easily a thief can walk off with valuable technology, such as a tablet or laptop. Be sure you follow smart lock-up policies especially for those employees who travel.
If you need a security review, call M&H Consulting at 1-(866)-964-8324 for a free initial consultation.