As we predicted in January, cyber security remains a top concern of businesses in Minnesota and across the country. What have you done this year to keep your business’s sensitive data safe? If your answer is “Nothing yet!” we encourage you to give us a call to talk through why you can’t afford to ignore cyber threats.
If improving your business’s cyber security is one of your goals for 2019, here are a few tips you can implement this week.
Include Hardware and Software in Your Network Security Plan
Securing your network should be your top cyber security concern for your business. If your network is vulnerable to cyber-attacks, it compromises every element of your business. Your financial information—and that of your customers—could be stolen. Your supply chain or project management software could be hacked or held hostage by ransomware. Or, your entire network could go down, rendering every connected device useless. That’s a true cyber emergency.
From firewall appliances to anti-malware programs, a robust network security strategy includes both hardware and software solutions. Now IT Connects partners with the top names in cyber security to provide you with solutions that fit your unique needs.
Keep Your Email Secure
If you couldn’t access your email, or if the content of your inbox and folders suddenly disappeared, what would happen? How would you feel? Would your business grind to a halt? If your organization is like most businesses, panic would likely ensue.
Viruses, malware, and inadequate storage can hamstring email use and threaten the security of your messages and attachments. We partner with Microsoft and Barracuda to offer our clients cloud-based email storage and security. Not only does this allow you to access your emails from the cloud anywhere, anytime, it ensures you always have an email backup and are using the most up-to-date security tools.
Protect Your Information on the Cloud
The cloud isn’t just for email storage and backup. It provides a very stable, secure, and scalable way to store and back up all your business data. But without strong passwords, two-factor authentication, file protection, and other security measures, you could leave your cloud-based data exposed to threats.
Now IT Connects thoroughly vets every cloud-based service we offer to ensure every service provides strong cyber security protection without sacrificing the ability to share files and collaborate with your team online.
Consider Purchasing Cyber Security Insurance
If cyber security is part of your 2019 plan, consider adding cyber insurance to your business insurance policy. Insurance companies rarely include cyber security in your general or professional liability policy, but many offer separate cyber security coverage. Speak with your insurance agent to add this layer of protection to your cyber security plan.
Get Professional Advice and Service
Adequately protecting your business and your data from cyber-attacks is a complicated and ongoing process. The Now IT Connects team is here to help. Our experts can design and maintain a cyber security plan tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of your business to ensure you’re appropriately protected. Contact us to learn more about your cyber security options.