Network Security: Top Tips To Protect Your Business Network From Cyber Criminals

Running a business takes a lot of time, money, and effort, so be sure you protect your investment from hackers and thieves. Network security helps protect your business against cyber attacks. Implement these network security tips into your routine business operations and with routine systems checks and updates from Dave’s Computer!

1. Backup Files Often to Prevent Issues in the Future

Suffering any amount of data loss can be harmful to your business but a major breach and loss of data, files, and information can be catastrophic. However, despite this risk, many business owners are not taking the steps needed to back up their files and protect their information with network security. According to the Symantec Small to Medium Size Businesses (SMB) data, “only 23% of SMBs are backing up their data on a daily basis and fewer than 50% are backing up data weekly. Any number of events can result in data loss, so the importance of frequently backing up your network cannot be overstated.”

2. Ensure Network Security Procedures Are Routinely Checked

Far too often business owners believe their back up system and network security processes are working as they should- it is only after a catastrophic loss of data that they learn their systems were not working properly and all that data has now been lost or damaged. Even if the back up program seems to be running fine, there may be errors you are not seeing that cause large chunks of valuable data and information to be issued or corrupted when it is saved. Checking on all of your backup procedures on a daily or weekly basis will go a long way in ensuring they are working properly an that all of your data and files are being protected. If your employees use laptops, smartphones, iPads and similar devices to conduct business work on, there also needs to be a back up procedure and routine checks for those devices as well.

3. Virus Protection and Firewalls Must Always be Updated and Enabled

It is surprising and a bit disturbing how many businesses, large and small have no virus protection or ones that are not properly used and updated. This makes all aspects of the business technology vulnerable to trojans, malware, virus, ransomware, and cyber attacks through emails, data and file downloads, and websites. One of the biggest risks companies big and small face is that they have a virus scan program on their device and think that is enough to protect them. Most experts recommend backing up your virus scan at least once a week or setting it up to do automatic updates when they are available. Scans should be done of your computer at least once a day or every few days at the least. Finally, don’t forget about guarding access to your files and data by changing log in criteria, security questions, passwords, and codes ever few months.

Running a business requires a lout out of you so make sure you are doing everything you can to safeguard your business and your assets against cyber attacks and threats. Dave’s computers can help keep any business computer network up and running no matter where you are in the Sarasota, Florida area. So consider adding these simple yet vital network security tips into your routine business operations, starting today! Contact Dave’s Computers to learn more: 908-428-9558

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