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Tips for Keeping Your Corporate Data Safe & Sound

Protecting your company’s confidential information is a more difficult task than ever as more firms and organizations continue to turn to digital and cloud data storage for solutions. Information storage, retrieval, and movement have never been easier thanks to modern technology, but protecting that data is a moving target that can only be hit by being vigilant and taking preventative measures to protect your company’s data. Here are a few tips from us here at PGH Networks to help keep your data safe and sound. 

  1. Develop a Plan of Action
    Businesses of all sizes should have a formal IT security plan that is thorough, precise, and feasible, rather than a general sense of policy and processes. It is essential that it not only describes how to safeguard data and resources but also what to do in case something goes wrong. 

    By using an incident-response strategy, you can avoid making snap decisions in the heat of the moment that can make the situation worse and assure you’ll be one step ahead. Keep it up to date and accessible; there is no point in spending the time to write it up only to have it sit in a drawer gathering dust. Regular testing of disaster recovery plans is as necessary as having them.
  2. Defend Yourself From Malware
    Secure your devices and network from malware to fend off data threats. Malware is malicious software that can corrupt enormous quantities of data and can swarm on unprotected computers without your knowledge.

    You must take the following steps to safeguard yourself from malware:
    • Turn on the firewall: Your router’s built-in firewall serves as the first line of defense, albeit it is insufficient on its own.
    • PC security: The performance of your computer or network isn’t compromised by sophisticated security software protection. Look for security that can handle identity theft, dubious websites, and hackers all at once.
    • Keep your emails tidy: Antispam software guards against spam emails, which can endanger employees and cause them to get distracted.
  1. Maintain a Safe Wireless Network
    If you have a wireless network, hackers are waiting to take advantage of users with insecure wireless networks. For individuals who aren’t particularly tech knowledgeable, an encryption key could seem confusing, but for hackers, it’s easy to get around.

    Use the strongest encryption option available on your router to secure your company, and disable broadcasting to make your network untraceable.

With assistance from the IT security professionals at PGH Networks, relieve your team of the routine IT work and strengthen the protection of your company’s data. You can get round-the-clock defense and assistance from our IT security management services against any online danger.

Stop putting your data at risk and start protecting your company with PGH Networks‘ assistance today.