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Assessing Your IT Security Needs

By Nextrio on May 11th, 2018 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

Cybersecurity isn’t just a concern for major credit card companies and banks. A company of any size could become a target. And with cybercrimes on an upward trend, it’s safest to assume that your IT security could be better than it is. Of course, if you have a small business, you probably won’t want to build an in-house IT department. Outsourcing your cybersecurity needs to an IT company is a great alternative solution.

Securing Your Network

These days, practically every business has its own Wi-Fi network—from coffee shops to car washes. Is yours secure? If you aren’t sure, ask an IT professional to evaluate your network. He or she can encrypt your network and configure your wireless router to hide its Service Set Identifier (SSID).

Controlling Network Access

Securing the network itself isn’t enough to protect your company. Take steps to limit the physical accessibility of computers by unauthorized individuals. Each employee should have a unique user account with a strong password that is routinely changed.

Backing Up Your Data

If data breaches are like headaches, then data losses are like brain aneurysms: Unpredictable and catastrophic. Have the IT company evaluate your data storage system and determine the most secure method of backing up your data. Depending on the unique needs of your business, you may need to have your data backed up daily or weekly, with the copies safely stored in the cloud or in an external location.

Training Your Employees

The most well-written cybersecurity policy won’t matter much if your employees don’t know how to follow it. Ideally, the IT company you hire should also offer user training programs, like small group workshops and one-on-one guidance. Your employees should know how to identify common cybersecurity threats and scams, and how to respond to them appropriately.

Still not sure what your IT security needs are or how to go about fulfilling them? Call Nextrio at (520) 545-7100 and we’ll chat about bringing our managed services to your company. Our IT company in Tucson connects small and mid-size companies in southern Arizona to the customizable tech solutions they need.