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How to Ensure Safe Internet Usage in Your Organization

By Nextrio on May 11th, 2012 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

Today’s office workers use the internet for a variety of tasks. Whether they are accessing vital cloud software applications, conducting research, or communicating with clients or remote colleagues, internet usage is a daily need.

With employees regularly accessing the web, how do you ensure that your company’s computers and network stay protected against online threats? Here’s a quick look at how an IT services company can help to ensure safe internet usage within your organization: 


  • Antivirus software:     Although hackers have designed sophisticated viruses, worms, spyware, and malware, antivirus developers have matched them stroke for stroke. Installing effective antivirus software on all of your system’s computers is the first step toward total security. An IT services company can suggest the right antivirus software to protect your network from malicious attacks and keep sensitive company information from falling into the wrong hands.   


  • Password protection:     Create a company password policy that requires employees to generate unique, complex passwords for their business accounts. This can ensure that proprietary or sensitive data stays secure. To enhance your password protection, have employees change their passwords regularly. Consider implementing password management tools, like LastPass to help streamline this process.


  • Internet usage policy:     Develop an organization-wide internet usage policy to set guidelines for appropriate browsing. Not only will this type of policy protect your computers and accounts from threats, it can also enhance productivity and protect against inappropriate or negligent online behavior. For guidance on putting together an internet usage policy, partner with your trusted IT solutions provider.


  • Training your coworkers:     In order to educate your employees about responsible internet usage and online security risks, have an IT services company provide on-site user training sessions. IT training can also help build a tech-savvy office culture!


If you need help with internet security for your Tucson business, then contact the experts at Nextrio. We provide Tucson businesses with top-notch computer support—including managed IT, cloud services, and much more. Call us today at (520) 545-7100.