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4 Important Tips for your Users Today

By Nextrio on December 24th, 2014 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

175206709Your computer network is open to security breaches and technology failures.  It’s just a fact that can’t be avoided, but taking a few steps helps mitigate the risks. Your computer network is essential to the functioning of your business, so taking some important steps to optimize your IT solutions will keep everyone productive and data safe.

Don’t Turn It Off

The computers on your network need updating often.  To ensure updates are taking place in a timely manner employees need to keep their computers on at all times. Downloading and installing updates at the desktop is one step in the quest to stop malware from breaching your network.

Layered Defense Strategy

Another proactive approach to improving network security is implementing multi-factor authentication. This involves creating multiple levels of passwords and answers to questions that only the user would know.

Password Creativity

Remembering passwords is a daunting task.  Most people like to create easy passwords that can be remembered.  But, what’s easy for you, is also easy for hackers. Users should create strong passwords that include upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. Use different ones for different accounts. Also, have a policy that requires password changes every few months to keep those hackers on their toes.

Send that Data to the Network

Your company should have secure network infrastructure where your employees’ data can be stored. Keeping important data off the desktops and laptops and stored on the network ensures no one loses it all if a computer goes kaput. Get help architecting the right network that’s scalable and secure based on your needs.

Nextrio can help you create the best solution for your network and help with user needs. Call (520) 519-6301 to learn more about our technology services.