What Are the Most Critical Issues for Your Company’s It Security?
The vast majority of businesses use the Internet daily. In addition, because of COVID-19, many employees have adopted telecommuting, a practice that is not without risks. Indeed, viruses, intrusions and ransomware could cause you many headaches... and cost you a lot of money! At Natrix Technologies Inc., we specialize in computer security and management in Quebec. Here are some of the main elements to consider to optimize the protection of your SME.
Risks Related to Your Company’s Computer Security
A poorly protected system is vulnerable to hackers, who could steal confidential data or make it disappear. Internet connections and emails also bring their share of dangers with malware, Trojan horses, computer viruses, etc.
Moreover, the breakage or theft of devices (tablet, laptop, etc.) containing essential data can lead to the latter's permanent loss or use for criminal purposes, with the catastrophic consequences that one can imagine!
In short, considering that a fragile computer system could put your business at risk, it is essential to invest in its protection.
Steps to Take to Protect Your Company’s Data
Several actions can be combined to achieve an optimal level of security. You could notably:
- Hire a computer security expert to assess the risks to which your IT system is exposed;
- Adopt a series of IT security measures and ensure that all employees comply with them;
- Closely manage all access points (devices, terminals, etc.) to your company's IT system;
- Update the computer fleet by standardizing operating systems, settings, etc. as much as possible;
- Install high-performance security software;
- Perform regular updates and backups;
- Grant secure access to employees (on-site and telecommuting) by limiting the number of individuals who can handle the most sensitive data;
- Dedicate at least 5 to 10% of your IT budget to security.
In short, it is essential to avoid denying the obvious: yes, hackers and viruses exist, and your company's data must be jealously protected! Are you looking for a trustworthy provider in Quebec to ensure the management and security of your computer system? Cloud hosting, data backup and IT network analysis are among the solutions and services we offer to small and medium-sized businesses at Natrix Technologies Inc. Contact us!