Although your employees are your most important asset, they are only human. That’s why you need to do all you can to teach your employees how to keep your business IT network secure. Here are some easy-to-follow policies that will help keep your network secure.
No matter what industry your company is part of, you probably use the internet quite often. One way to help your employees keep your business IT network secure is to monitor your employees’ internet use. The policies for internet use must be clearly outlined. Access must be kept to business purposes only. This also means that your employees can’t download anything that isn’t related to work. It is especially important that employees don’t use personal email accounts on a company-issued device, or a device that is connected to the company network.
It’s important to issue every one of your employees their own company email address. It’s important to remind employees that they can’t use their company emails to do anything that isn’t work-related. Recommend that your employees create signatures for their emails for their outgoing mail. This allows easier identification of legitimate emails just in case someone’s email is used in a phishing attempt.
Password strength is another way to help your employees keep your business’ network secure. You must set a good example and come up with a strong password. Show your employees how to use strings of uppercase, lowercase, and special characters to create unusual passwords that are harder to hack.
Lastly, you need to ensure the integrity of your data storage solutions. This is one of the most important functions of any cybersecurity measures that you implement. This becomes even more important if you begin a bring-your-own-device (or BYOD) policy. This means that employees can complete work-related tasks using personal devices, such as laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices.
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