Aspect IT: Why is there a need for Network Security in business?

By Danielle Skinner, Digital Marketing Executive

MANY businesses use IT equipment. However, they are unaware of the risks from data breaches from incorrectly protected computer networks. 

This month’s article is all about Network Security and we’ll give you some tips on how to protect your business. 

Why it’s important: Businesses are using the internet more and more and this means security risks from hackers, viruses, ransomware and malware. 

Without the appropriate protection, you are putting you and your business at risk of suffering a data breach. 

This can can impact your business’s finances and reputation.

Install protection on your PC: There are many ways viruses, ransomware and all types of malware can infect your computer systems. 

Most infections occur via vulnerable software, unprotected networks and phishing attempts. 

Installing reliable protection, such as anti-virus, anti-ransomware, spam filters etc will provide protection.

Password protection: Weak passwords are easy to guess. 

Ensure your passwords contain a mixture of upper and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters. This will enhance security and make them harder to guess. 

Also, do not use the same password across multiple accounts. 

New legislations: The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on May 25, 2018. Every business needs to understand how the new regulations affect their processing and recording of personal data. 

Non-compliance and data breaches may result in fines.

Update software frequently: Software updates should be performed as soon as they become available. 

They are created to correct any security weaknesses or possible threats to your systems. 

The longer you leave the update, the higher the risk of suffering a data breach.

Concerned about the security of your business?

Do not leave your network security to chance, protect your business today. We are network security experts. 

Contact us on 0161 241 9050 for a full site audit and we will recommend how to improve the security of your business.

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