IT Network Security – Important Part of Your Business Strategy
Computer IT Network Security is an essential part of any business IT Strategy. When you want to keep your home safe from intruders, you put a fence around your property. In business, you build a security wall that can protects business data and sensitive files from criminals. Having a strong network protects your intellectual property so you aren’t an easy target. The number of layers in your protective security wall depend on the type of business that you are in.
All businesses need to have the basic foundation for their security wall. This would include account monitoring, control, technology alignment, 3rd party updates, password policies, IT asset inventory, WiFi separation, endpoint security, data backup and recovery, and firewalls. Protek provides these services for our clients to ensure their IT network is built on solid ground. Depending on your needs, we can evaluate and build your security wall higher in needed. The reason we want to layer your protection is so we can prevent breaches from happening like phishing attacks, malware and viruses, hacking, and even insider attacks carried out by malicious employees. Therefore, i
The Three Areas of Network Security
There are three parts to security. Administrative, Physical, and Technical. Each area needs to have a carefully formatted plan so nothing falls through the cracks.
- Administrative – Every business needs to take special precautions for security. The basic that falls in the administrative area is written policies, cyber insurance, culture of awareness within your organization, and Dark Web monitoring. When it comes to security, you should be able to share the load with your IT provider. These tasks however, fall on your plate. Setting them up will help you be able to check the box in this area.
- Physical – When we think of physical security, most of us think about having strong locks, security cameras, and possibly adding card access to your business. If you haven’t considered using a shredding service, you might reconsider. Dumpster diving is on the rise, and if your business info gets into the wrong hands, it could be devastating for your business. Don’t overlook physical security for your business.
- Technical – Having a managed IT service provider for a small to medium sized businesses is a game changer. Companies this size typically don’t have the technical knowledge on how to set up their security network properly and make sure it is maintained. Making sure you have a reliable firewall, virus protection, and a plan for IT equipment failure will protect your business. Because setting all of these up correctly can be complicated and the security landscape is always changing, bringing in a trusted partner makes sense. The good news is Protek is an expert when it comes to security. As your managed IT service provider, you will have greater peace of mind knowing that you have all three security areas built and monitored. We have your back and can do the heavy lifting for you.
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Eric is the owner and CEO of Protek Support and is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Information Technology (IT). He is an IT Services expert in a variety of technology related fields. Some of these fields include document management software/hardware, enterprise level networking and VoIP phone systems, as well as large scale software implementation projects and the setup of small business networks.