As a business owner, you are responsible for ensuring your data stays safe. Network security is always changing. Technological improvements have made security more effective than it’s ever been. On the other side of that, though, hackers have all that cool new tech too and they are figuring out ways around it. Here are a few things you should know about protecting your business network!
It’s More than Just Installing Software
If you listen to advertising, keeping your system secure is as simple as downloading security software. If only it were that simple! In reality, security software is merely the first step in securing your business’s network. In order to be truly secure, your network should be built by a team that knows what they’re doing. This includes software, hardware, cables, and anything else your business may require.
Look Out for Internal Threats
Believe it or not, some of the biggest threats to your business network come from the inside. Educating yourself and your employees on safe internet and email practices can mitigate most of these risks.
For Hackers, Information is Currency
You might not think that your business has any information “worth stealing”, or that you’re too small or not worth enough money to entice hackers. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Hackers search for unsecured ports just for fun, simply because they can. It doesn’t matter what kind of information they’re stealing. They know that it’s important to someone and that someone will probably pay them money to get it back.
You Should Always Have a Plan
When it comes to other aspects of your business, you have to have a solid contingency plan in place or your risk losing a significant investment. The same goes for your IT infrastructure. Developing a disaster recovery plan is a crucial part of making sure your business data remains safe and secure. Once you’ve developed your plan, it should be tested regularly to make sure every part functions well. In the event of a network breach, having a solid plan in place can really help reduce the risk to your business and your clients.
IT Solutions and Network Protection from Global Harvest Networks
Global Harvest Networks has been working for the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas since 2000 and we’re ready to lend our expertise to you! We offer a wide range of IT solutions that can tackle any and all of your network’s needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can help you! You can also give us a call at 443-270-0401. We’re ready to assess your system, diagnose the problem, and help you find a plan that will strengthen your network, all free of charge! For more information on the latest things you should protect your system from, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.