Business Security: Keeping Your Data Secure

Keeping your business protected is about more than the physical locks you keep on the front doors or on the filing cabinets. It involves have passwords on computers and networks, having firewall protection, and having a plan in place for data disasters. Keeping your data secure is vital to keeping your business secure, but how can you do that? How can you protect your data in today’s technology driven world? Here are just a few ways to start protecting your data:

Passwords

Passwords are not just for your computer login. In fact, your computer, email, software, and networks should all be password protected. Further, passwords can no longer be a simple word or phrase. With so many decoding software options and hackers attacking companies every day, your passwords need to be complex and difficult. If you have trouble remember all of your passwords, then you might consider using a password manager that will not only store all of your passwords, but it will do so in a secure manner.

Monitoring

If you, like most organizations, run on data, then you need to be proactive about managing, maintaining, and protecting that data. By monitoring your data on a day-to-day basis, you can ensure that everything is running smoothly and correctly. Being proactive allows you to carry on your business functions while maintaining a high level of security. There are various software packages, like Capsa Free, you can purchase and install to analyze your network, monitor traffic, and troubleshoot any network issues that may arise. Another option is to work with an outside IT company or team to monitor your network’s activity and ensure that everything is running smoothly.

Firewalls, Spyware Protection, Malware Protection

You might have one of those things or a combination of those things. However, you need to make sure that you have the best of those things. For example, some spyware protection does not protect against all forms of spyware or malware. It is a great idea to review what protections you have in place and make sure they are covering everything you need. Firewalls can help keep your network safe from unreliable sources and untrusted networks. Without a firewall, you place your data in danger every time you access things like the Internet.

Planned Recovery

Since you do rely on so much data to operate and expand your business, it is a great idea to have a plan in place in case a data disaster should occur. Even with passwords, firewalls, and proactive monitoring, disaster can strike. However, having a data disaster plan can help you quickly recover, which means a lower loss of resources and revenue.

Keeping your data secure is a full time job. Whether you need someone to help your current team or a team to do it for you, Diverse Tech Services has you covered. From 24/7/365 monitoring to creating data disaster plans designed for your needs, Diverse Tech Services has you covered. Contact us at 317-524-5700 to learn how we can start helping your organization today.