As you know, IT network security is a hot button topic in today’s world of threats and hackers. We continue to hear about companies getting hit with viruses like CryptoLocker or experiencing massive data breaches. Unfortunately, many business, large and small, as well as their customers have paid a heavy price for lapses in IT security.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself about your business’ IT systems to help determine if your security is where it should be:
- Do you have enterprise grade anti-virus and malware protection?
Imagine being struck by a threat that instantaneously locks down your files and keeps you from accessing them until you pay a certain amount of money. This, as you may have heard, is the case with Ransomware - but what about the next biggest security threat, and then the next… If your business is targeted by a malicious threat, would you be able to protect it from drowning your operations into a pool of quicksand?
- Do you have all of the critical and security updates for your Microsoft operating system?
Sure, Microsoft makes operating system and security updates available, but it’s up to you to apply them. If you don’t, then you’re leaving your system vulnerable. Due to the fact that technology is always changing, it’s critical to make sure that updates are applied to all computers and servers on your network.
- Are you keeping up with the latest security for your third party applications?
Security flaws in software provided by third parties could potentially open the door to cyberattacks, allowing hackers to breach your infrastructure and access sensitive data. And if your company fails to take these risks seriously, the effects can be devastating to your bottom line and brand reputation.
Whether or not your company has been attacked in the past, you need to take proactive steps to lock-down your network for the sake of your business, your employees, and your customers. To be proactive in securing your IT network, you not only need to buy and install software and systems, but you need to be managing them on a daily basis and know what to look for to identify potential threats.
If you have questions about your company’s IT network security, we’re here to help. We’re happy to answer questions and even provide you with a free onsite consultation where one of our IT experts will help you identify red flags, and advise you on best practices. To learn more about this offer and sign up, call us at 617-375-9100.