How to Avoid a Nightmare with your IT Security

 

PC SecurityWhen things go wrong with your IT, it can feel as though you are in the middle of a horror film. The flames are circling. Customers want information. Your staff need to get on with their jobs. Everything has frozen and time seems to be standing still.

The problem is we can get complacent, until things go wrong. Below are some tips on how to avoid an IT nightmare.

Emails

These are the biggest source of problems with IT security. For a start emails are unsecure traffic. This means you cannot guarantee that the information you put in them will only be seen by the person you are sending it to. Emails get forwarded. Hackers could get onto your webmail online. You might even have sent one to the wrong person by mistake.

However, the main issue for businesses is to make sure your staff doesn’t open or download email attachments. You don’t know where they have come from. It is so easy to think its ok because you have done business with that person. They could be a supplier or subcontractor. But my advice is if you don’t really know the person then don’t open the link.

Advice: If you use a server make sure you have anti-virus software, malware and back up your data on the cloud. Don’t open anything if you don’t know where it has come from.

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