Running a business, and a successful one at that comes with many challenges. One of the biggest challenges you will have to overcome involves data security. Here are some ways your company can make data security a priority.
Change Your Passwords
First of all, consider changing your passwords to help ensure data security. Keep a sheet that lists your old passwords in case you need to refer back to them, but be sure to create all new passwords. Even if you typically use a standard password, try to make variations based on whatever you need the password for. Avoid using the word “password” as yours, since it is far too simplistic and easy to crack. You should also include two-factor verification to access your network; you could ask for the password and the old password together, for instance.
Enhance Network Security
The next step is to enhance your network security measures. One such measure is called Unified Threat Management. Through UTM, you can add a firewall to help protect your network, and by extension, improve your overall data security capabilities. The UTM can also help block spam, viruses, and hide content that you believe doesn’t belong in a work environment. However, taking these two important steps will take some initiative on the part of your employees.
Retrain Your Employees
One more way to improve your company’s data security is to retrain your employees. Teach them how to create better passwords, how to respond whenever a data breach occurs, and how to prevent a phishing or email scam attack. Even if your IT department is small and you can’t afford to expand that area of your company, you can help train your employees to be members of the IT department on their own whenever a potential situation arises. That way, they can contact the IT department for further assistance whenever necessary.
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