The beginning of every new year brings the opportunity to make positive changes in your life. There’s no doubt we all have a few personal resolutions to make 2018 a better year. They are all the same; lose weight, be more positive, and anything to lead a happier life.
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t make some resolutions for your business. With what seems like a new cyber-attack every week, business security should be at the top of your list. Here are four business security resolutions that will make 2018 the safest year yet for your organization.
Business Security Resolution #1:
Monitor Endpoint Security
The most vulnerable areas of your business’ networks are the endpoints, employee devices, and workstations. It’s important to make sure that your employees are using their devices as securely as possible. Look at who has permissions to certain parts of your network. Are the permissions necessary for them to do their job? Are they using the permissions safely? Periodically checking permissions allows you to see any gaps to fill in your network security. When an employee leaves their job, revoke their permissions to make sure no unauthorized uses of their devices can leave your network open to malicious attacks.
Your business’ devices can have the best security software and monitoring, but when the user is irresponsible, there’s only so much those security measures can do. It is necessary for your staff to understand how their use of company devices can impact the organization.
Properly training employees on the use of their devices, usernames, and passwords can help reduce the chance of hackers gaining access to your vital information.
Business Security Resolution #2:
Apply Updates and Patches
To keep your endpoint security current, you must regularly implement patches and security updates. Cybercriminals and malware developers don’t waste time exploiting holes in security software used by both businesses and individuals. Security software developers are always working to fix any flaw in their system that surfaces.
Patching and updating your software is the only way to make sure your company networks are secure, so be sure to update whenever the next one is released.
Don’t let common roadblocks stop your business from keeping your security software and operating systems up-to-date.
Business Security Resolution #3:
Keep a Positive Attitude
When you think of resolutions for the new year, they are mostly about making positive changes. Now is the time to take an assessment of your current business security practices. Maybe you have a robust endpoint security protocol, but you let updates slip by from time to time.
You can start the new year off right by getting into a routine of checking for updates and keeping your network as secure as possible.
When looking at your security, you need to think about potential attacks against your business and how you can protect against them.
Business Security Resolution #4:
Cover Your Basics
Sometimes the simplest solution is the one that works the best. Don’t let your business’ network fall to a cybercriminal because you or an employee kept a password on a post-it note. A practice as simple as password management can be the thing that keeps a hacker out of your network.
Consider adding two-factor authentication for an extra layer of difficulty for a would-be hacker. Be sure to keep all employees updated on any new security procedure to ensure your network is always safe.
It’s not too late to set business security resolutions for the new year. A few changes can be the difference between vulnerability and lock-down security. IT Support Guys offers a comprehensive selection of security solutions to keep your network safe.
Click here to see what network security solutions we can provide for you or give us a call at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897).