written by DARREN COLEMAN posted on May 23, 2020

Security Steps

Let’s face it, your business’ cybersecurity starts and ends with your staff. They need simple, practical directions to follow or they simply won’t pay any mind to it. You don’t want to be the business that deals with significant turnover because security tasks are so demanding that their employees would rather work elsewhere. You will want to take the time to go through every part of your IT and brainstorm potential problems. You will address situations such as:

  • What qualifies as confidential data, when and how this data is to be shared, best practices and requirements for storage and access credentials
  • How devices used for work are to be maintained and handled, which devices may be approved for use, how to get a device approved
  • How employees are required to go about transferring data, remote work policies, threat reporting processes

Understanding the potential problems your business faces can go a long way toward dictating where you need to invest capital on the security side. 

Prioritize Training

Many businesses are still not training their employees even though up to 94 percent of all cyberthreats that come in are due to employee error, negligence, or sabotage. As a result, it’s extremely important to have a comprehensive security training platform in place. You need to teach your employees about phishing, about social engineering tactics, and about data care.

Use Innovative Tools

There are a lot of businesses that have a lot of security measures that they use to mitigate problems such as data theft, intrusion, and especially malware deployment. These solutions can be had in a comprehensive security suite called a Unified Threat Management tool. In this tool you get the security tools like a firewall, antivirus, content filter, and spam blocker and comprehensive monitoring of all of them. 

To learn more about the UTM or any other security tool that you could need to keep your data and infrastructure secure, call us today at (604) 513-9428.

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