IT Security Best Practices
Knowing these simple IT security best practices can help you better protect your business against both internal and external threats. At Fortify Technology Services, we understand how important it is for you to keep your business data safe and secure. That is why we offer a wide range of IT services that are tailored to each business’ specific needs.
1. Create a Risk-Based Approach to Security
When creating a data security strategy, it is important to prioritize measures that will have the greatest effect on your bottom line. In order to determine which items should be prioritized, consider performing a thorough risk assessment as this will allow you to identify all valuable assets, the current state of the company’s IT security, and the most pressing threats your data faces and how those threats may affect the bottom line.
2. Backup Your Data
Data backup is one the easiest security measures that any business can implement. When backing up your company data make sure that all backups are thoroughly protected and encrypted and that they are updated on a regular basis.
3. Handle Passwords Securely
When it comes to creating secure passwords for your business, make sure to only use passwords that are long, complex, and fully unique. All passwords should also be changed on a regular basis in order to prevent passwords from being compromised. Consider setting up an automated password change for the whole company that requires employees to enter a new password after a set period of time to ensure that passwords are being updated frequently.
4. Raise Employee Awareness
One of the weakest links in a company’s IT security is its employees. Consider taking the time to educate your employees on why security matters, raising awareness about cyber threats that your company faces and how those threats can affect the company as a whole.
If you would like to learn more IT security best practices, or if you are interested in one of our IT services, please contact Fortify Technology Services at 604-546-2656 or by filling out a contact form on our website.