Technology has become a convention of everyday life for many. But with an increased use of desktops, laptops and mobile devices, security awareness and implementation is crucial. There is no excuse for leaving the security of your business to chance, just follow these five security tips from the experts here at Ghost IT Services.
Strong passwords are a quick and easy fix to improve the security of your devices.
To ensure that your password is secure avoid using any personal data like birthdates. Also, steer away from sequences of numbers that are close together. A combination of capital and lower case letters with numbers and symbols will make your password harder to crack.
2 Back-up Your Devices
Backing-up your services weekly onto an external hard drive or the cloud will ensure that your data is stored and cannot be lost. Incremental back-ups each night will provide a security copy that contains the files which have been altered since the last full backup. Ghost IT Services are experts on cloud services so your devices will be in safe hands.
3 Install Anti-Virus
An essential for online security, anti-virus software works as a line of defence against any attempts on attacking your network. You can rely on Ghost IT services to efficiently install and update anti-virus software for your work devices.
4 Put Up a Firewall
Whatever the size of your network, corporate or small, both have the same security issues. A software firewall will block and protect any unauthorized attempts on entering your network. The typical understanding of a firewall is that it works as a complete block, however it is more of a filter that is controlled by an access control list.
5 Inform Employees
Informing employees of the security measures that will be introduced and encouraging safe online habits can work as a further prevention method for any threats on your network. Just ask the experts of Ghost IT for any more information on security tips.
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