Keep your Company's Data Safe

Keep your Company's Data Safe

April 11, 2019 | 5years | IT Manged Services

Here are our top tips for keeping your business data and IT systems safe and protected:

Help Staff be Aware of Dangers

Social media is a vital way for most businesses to communicate with the public, however, staff should be educated on what they should disclose online. Phishing emails via social media are common means of extracting data.

It is important to establish a safety conscious approach in your business. Provide information into an employee handbook and put policies into place to ensure that employees are working in a secure environment. Most of all make sure that your employees are happy and that you aren't being unnecessarily restrictive.

Use the Cloud

One of the biggest technological advances in the last 12 months has been the leap forward in Cloud technologies. Many businesses are now moving their data into an online environment which ensures maximum safety.

Services such as Dropbox have made Cloud popular with home users and businesses as a data backup option. Because the system is automated there will always be a revision file so if your device crashes or fails to operate, your document will be safe!

Update your software regularly

To make sure that your business is not vulnerable to attack, you need to make sure that your devices are always updated with the latest software. The right antivirus software can protect and scan against multiple threats including malware, spyware and spam emails.

Ensure that your passwords are secure

All business owners should ensure that they periodically review all passwords being used and change them regularly.

If you are concerned about the safety of your business data, get in touch with Active Office IT to book an audit of your company's hardware and software.