Computer security in business settings is not only an element of cybersecurity, but also directly involved with hardware vulnerabilities and installed software. Cybercriminals often target employee desktops, mobile devices, and laptops injecting malicious to access an entire organizational network. Toos Technical Solutions is here to share how you can protect your employee hardware from threats to your IT systems.
- Antivirus & Firewall
You have antivirus software installed on your personal or company computer, right? You should, but while the free antivirus version may save money it does not protect against the most current security patches. To protect your data, a better alternative is to invest in a premium antivirus subscription that offers protection against malware and spyware. Also, make sure that each of your personal and company computers have the system firewalls turned on.
- Consistent Updates
Never think about postponing software and operating system updates ever again. Put together a policy that produces mandatory updates for all desktops, tablets, smartphones, and laptops, whether it be on-site or remotely. Updates are not simply performance-based, as they will deliver security patches to freshly exposed vulnerabilities. Even waiting many hours to perform an update will open your company up to risks, therefore it is important to check the box on automatic updates for all operational systems and software. The IT team can then verify.
- Set-Up A Multi-Factor Authentication System
Any company laptop, tablet, or smartphone that sits unattended in a workplace, home or vehicle is prone to cyber threats. With a Multi-Factor Authentication System, the hardware protection will block malicious access. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) needs more than one recognized factor for authentication, and it should be provided before a user is granted access to any device. This factor usually includes a password with another unique individual feature included such as a fingerprint or facial scan. A common example is Apple Face ID, a Multi-Factor Authentication system that many workers, staff members, and companies are familiar with. Through the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) set-up, all company computers that even if hardware is stolen or lost, no one outside the organization will be able to access company information.
- Use Better Productivity Software
Hackers commonly gain access to computers through software-as-a-service (SaaS) products, something a business can use to boost productivity. Therefore, it is important that businesses choose secure SaaS and ensure the IT team has verified that all security features are in use.
Let us review Microsoft Office 365 as an example. This, subscription-based application offers higher protection than the Microsoft Office package your organization could be relying upon. Not only does Microsoft Office 365 provide an additional productivity solution, but it also carries high class security features that defend the company computers’ entire network.
Despite following the above solutions, there is a chance your computer could still be compromised. Thus, it is equally important to ensure that all your computer data is backed up. Toos Technical Solutions offers safe, secure, and innovative solutions to protect your computer and data while improving efficiency. At Toos, we work with you to meet current requirements and future needs.