Network Security Needs To Be A Team Effort

Network Security Needs To Be A Team Effort

Network security is more than just a conscientious attempt by your staff to protect your organization’s digital assets. It’s making sure that your employees know how to handle dangerous situations, implementing preventative IT measures to eliminate potential issues entirely, and having the right technology experts on-hand to handle tough problems that can’t be solved by a few pieces of technology.

To begin, let’s take a look at what role your organization’s IT department plays in the overall security of your business’ infrastructure. We’ll then move on to how the average employee can reinforce network security, and how outsourced help can be beneficial.

Your Internal IT (If Any)
First, the responsibilities of your IT department must be considered. Ordinarily, your IT department would be responsible for tasks such as monitoring your network, installing patches and security updates, and general upkeep of your technology systems. Of course, that assumes that you even have an IT department in the first place, which not a lot of small businesses have. The expense of hiring in-house technicians can add quite a bit of strain to your budget that you may not be able to afford. Or, worse yet, you leave all of the technology-related maintenance to your ordinary employees who have other jobs and responsibilities. This not only takes time away from your business’ busy employees, but also compromises security, as tasks may be rushed or performed wrong entirely.

What Your Employees Can Do
Even if you do have an internal IT department, your employees can practice certain security practices to ensure that they don’t contribute to your business’ troubles. Many issues concerning network security are caused by user error, such as clicking on the wrong link or downloading the wrong attachment. Furthermore, passwords--one of the most critical parts of any security protocol--are often created in such a way that they aren’t secure enough. Passwords should be long and complex, utilizing combinations of both upper and lower-case letters, along with numbers and symbols. They also shouldn’t be the same across the organization, or shared with others. Reinforce that your employees also be wary of any suspicious messages in their inboxes, and advise them to report anything strange or out of place to your IT department.

What You Can Do
Even if you do have an internal IT department, they might be so swamped with work that they don’t have the time to reinforce your network security. On the other hand, if they are dedicated to ensuring the security of your network, they may not have time to deal with the more routine tasks, like assisting with technology troubles or help desk support. Outsourcing your security, as well as general maintenance for your infrastructure, is a great way to assist your internal team with day-to-day responsibilities. Think of it as a way to resolve any bottlenecks that they may be running into, be it a lack of time to properly monitor your network security, or a lack of availability to resolve in-house employee technical difficulties. It’s just one way that outsourced IT solutions can help your business protect itself in the long run.

Does your organization need assistance with IT security? Computerware can help you augment your security capabilities through the use of managed IT services. To learn more about how we can keep your organization secure, reach out to us at (703) 821-8200.

Tip of the Week: Improving Outlook With Three Tips
It’s Silly Not To Ask These Important IT Questions


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Friday, 25 May 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Cloud Business Management Microsoft Hackers Software Business Computing Backup Managed Service Provider Workplace Tips Productivity Data Saving Money Hardware Business Malware Email IT Support Hosted Solutions IT Services Google Network Security Small Business Smartphones Efficiency Gadgets Quick Tips Mobile Devices User Tips Business Continuity Computer Disaster Recovery Mobile Office Virtualization Network Microsoft Office Server VoIP Social Media Android Smartphone Mobile Device Management Windows 10 Upgrade Innovation Miscellaneous Unified Threat Management Windows Ransomware Remote Monitoring Operating System Mobile Computing Remote Computing Communication Holiday Passwords BYOD WiFi Collaboration Vendor Management Apps Marketing Facebook The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Managed IT services Analytics History Users Apple Firewall IT Support Data Management communications Productivity Alert Save Money Managed IT Services App Phishing Outsourced IT Data Backup Internet of Things IT Consultant Automation Data Recovery Big data Bring Your Own Device Spam BDR Health Content Filtering Gmail Bandwidth Office Mobile Device Outlook Cybercrime Windows 8 Wireless Technology Antivirus Search Maintenance Printer Tech Support Hiring/Firing Virus Hard Drives Budget Lithium-ion Battery Best Practice Information Technology Going Green Artificial Intelligence Managed IT Tech Term Browser Employer-Employee Relationship Encryption Help Desk Hacking Cost Management Money Office 365 Computers Phone System IBM Recovery Update It Management Hard Drive Risk Management Save Time Administration Networking Humor Cloud Computing Legal Document Management Running Cable Proactive IT SaaS Saving Time Customer Service Two-factor Authentication VPN Training Intranet Travel Law Enforcement Education Compliance Website Government Data storage Flexibility Black Market PowerPoint Data Security Fax Server Word Business Intelligence Laptop Mobility Blockchain Social Engineering Password Cortana Digital Payment Business Growth Data Loss Downtime Hacker Regulations Comparison Tablet Data Breach Company Culture Avoiding Downtime Paperless Office Windows 10 Computer Repair Project Management User Social Networking Disaster iPhone End of Support Hosted Solution Robot Telephone Systems Current Events Wireless Twitter Securty Excel DDoS Access Control Solid State Drive Augmented Reality Applications Gaming Console Data Protection Lifestyle Retail Google Maps Net Neutrality Cryptocurrency Business Technology Google Docs Webcam Politics Chrome Text Messaging Patch Management eWaste Virtual Reality Value Emails Automobile Experience Chromebook Router Monitors Cleaning Scam Office Tips Computer Accessories Redundancy Computing Infrastructure Hack Processors How To USB YouTube Private Cloud Trending Inbound Marketing Sports Digital Presentation Mouse Unified Communications Settings Telephony Computing Websites Virtual Desktop Taxes Programming Pain Points Specifications Safety Statistics Start Menu Tech Terms Network Congestion Mobile Technology Vulnerabilities Social Distributed Denial of Service IT service Software as a Service Documents Heating/Cooling User Error Public Cloud Uninterrupted Power Supply Co-managed IT Streaming Media Customer Relationship Management Storage Bluetooth Bitcoin Identity Theft Best Available Keyboard Notifications CCTV Read Windows 7 Screen Reader Business Metrics Computer Malfunction Deep Learning Harddrive cache Television Smart Tech Domains Reliable Computing Work/Life Balance Debate Piracy WannaCry Downloads HTML Public Speaking Device Management Visible Light Communication Memory GPS Fiber-Optic Database In Internet of Things Mobile Security Shortcut Content Management IT consulting Time Management Freedom of Information Best Practives Conferencing Business Managemenet External Harddrive Corporate Profile Entrepreneur Motion Sickness Assessment SharePoint Multi-Factor Security Troubleshooting Scalability Software License CIO Thin CLient Google Calendar Microserver Devices HIPAA Messenger Tracking online Currency Advertising Flash 3D Ebay Tip of the week Fraud Tactics Environment UTM Competition Rental Service Meetings Windows XP Touchscreen News Monitoring Electronic Payment Staffing Google Wallet Smart Phones VoIP IT Plan Download Web Server Displays Consultation Evernote Get More Done Legislation Business Owner Cabling LinkedIn Society Knowledge Micrsooft Leadership Technology Tips Turn Key Accountants IP Address Books Workers Adminstration Pirating Information Virtual Assistant Printer Server email scam Addiction Wi-Fi Administrator Audit Multi-factor Authentication Application Supercomputer Archive Fake News Trojan Management Human Resources Skype Drones Migration Microchip Data Warehousing Wireless Headphones Machine Learning Worker Organize Point of Contact Access Equifax Reading Samsung Permissions Language Emergency Hard Drive Disposal Computer Care Device security Digital Signature Employer Employee Relationship Microsoft Excel Healthcare G Suite Desktop Teamwork Hacks Physical Security switches Writing Upselling Google Drive Windows Server 2008 Nanotechnology Entertainment Licensing Music Botnet Analytic Upgrades Spyware Mobile Payment Startup Relocation Tablets Recycling Video Surveillance Vulnerability Webinar Business Cards Banking Saving ZTime Electricity Printing File Sharing LiFi Unified Threat Management Backup and Disaster Recovery PDF Sync Product Reviews 3D Printing CrashOverride Capital Productuvuty