Tips for Combating Internal IT Security Threats

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IT security threats to your business don't have to come from the outside. There may be just as many threats on the inside that could potentially jeopardize your data.

Password Protection

Everything in your computer network should be password protected. There should also be a dedicated, password-protected wi-fi network that is for company documents. This isn't the wi-fi network that everyone will use in the company. Instead, it will be only for those who have a pressing need for the documents that are accessible there. The rest of the company, as well as guests, will have a different wi-fi network to use. Managed IT services can make this process easier and more streamlined.

Employee Training

Employee mistakes are one of the biggest risks in a business. It's easy for anyone in the company to click on a link that turns out to lead them to a fake site. Clicking on a link in an email that looks perfectly legitimate can lead to passwords being stolen and viruses being downloaded to a work computer. With regular employee training sessions, everyone in the company can be kept current about the latest malware and phishing attempts. This lowers their likelihood of falling for one of the many scams that are always circulating online. It can also be helpful to have a plan in place for malware to be dealt with quickly in the event that it does get onto one or more computers. IT personnel should have at least one plan for dealing with a security breach.

The Right Software

Without any virus protection on company computers, it may just be a matter of time before the computers are infected. To combat malware, use anti-virus software that is highly rated. Then, keep up with its updates to keep the software effective against the latest viruses and worms. This is a layer of protection that takes little time to maintain, and it can be highly effective.

When your company is ready to keep itself as safe as possible from security threats, contact us to find out how we can help.