Cyber security in a business is becoming more and more complicated. In fact, most businesses have little or no cyber security measures. This is why they should be considering bringing in IT support in Doncaster to help improve their computer systems and security.
Hackers like to target small businesses because they know that a small business owner typically does not have the resources for more sophisticated (and more expensive) security defenses. Sometimes it can be worth the time to get a consulting firm to check the security, but what else can you do to keep safe?
How can a business owner secure patient data in a digital world?
1. Set up and enforce a strict computer and Internet use policy that restricts employees from reading and downloading personal email while using an office computer.
2. Hire an experienced IT company to set up a strict firewall on your office network. If your business uses wireless, have the IT company hide your wireless network from public view.
3. Train your employees on how viruses infect computers with common user habits such as forwarding personal email messages and downloading computer wallpapers.
4. Keep all anti-virus and anti-malware software updated along with computer operating systems.
5. Always create strong passwords of more than 8 characters that use mixed-case letters and include numbers and symbols.
6. Keep business and home computing separate. Don’t use a laptop at home for fun and then bring it into the office for use on the business network. Business computers should strictly be used for business.
With the proliferation of cyber breaches in businesses, data security is no longer an option.
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. handles a wide range of legal issues for the business community including business transitions, sales, real estate transactions, lease agreements, employment law and entity formation.
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Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 30 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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