There are many IT security solutions available from a multitude of software and hardware vendors and the products business choose largely depend on the way in which they operate. Huge sums of money can be invested in security, but a balance needs to be found to ensure that your business is adequately protected in the event of a security threat. San-iT will help you to understand the various threats apparent and what it is your business needs to do to ensure that its protected as best it can be without spending huge sums of money.
User Device Security
End user devices are targeted most often, generally via viruses and malicious malware that is designed to infect the user’s device. Once this device has been infected it can potentially allow access to your machine without your knowledge where data can be stolen and movements can be tracked and recorded. Therefore, it is essential to have adequate antivirus protection on all devices connected to the corporate network, along with other specific software that protects against malicious activity. Again, there are many options available on the market which largely depend on your business operations. For example, a company with access to payment details and customer data will require more protection than a company that deals with less sensitive data.
Securing Your Cloud Data
With many systems and services continually moving to the Cloud, there is a misconception that somehow corporate data becomes less secure. In fact, in having confidential corporate data in the Cloud, it is more secure. The reason for this is that Cloud providers have invested vast amounts of resource in securing Cloud environments, and this is consequently an advantage to small and medium sized businesses. The most insecure aspect of working in the Cloud, or indeed any IT system, is in fact the user by using weak passwords and businesses not enforcing strict security on the devices that they use. San-iT help businesses to understand the types of threats and how to prevent them, whilst educating users of the pitfalls and safer working practices.