Keeping Your Digital Assets Safe and Secure
We are truly living in a digital world. Most – if not every – business operates online in some way. Data loss and theft are serious matters for any business with digital assets such as customer information and applications. The reality is that something from as simple as a mistyped command to a malicious hack can result in a substantial loss for a business. Securing your organization’s data is imperative, both with active and passive security measures. To help protect your digital assets, take a look at these tips.
- Stay Up-to-Date
Malicious hackers are always on the lookout for security loopholes in businesses both large and small. Software developers try to keep up with hackers by releasing regular patches and updates that will address vulnerabilities in software. Keep your operating systems and other applications updated as this can help reduce the risk of being attacked through unpatched vulnerabilities.
- Follow Wi-Fi Security Practices
Ultimately, your brand assets are only as secure as your business is, which is why it’s important to follow Wi-Fi security best practices at all times. Here are a few simple tips to help:
- Change the Wi-Fi name and password seasonally
- Regularly update the firmware on the router, network security software, and employee devices
- Enable the firewall on your router, in addition to installing another networking firewall for all company devices
It’s important to find a backup system that works for your business and that protects all of your digital assets. Businesses should also consider a backup of a backup – You never know what could happen to your data. You may choose to back up data on an external hard drive as well as through a cloud-based platform.
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