The funny thing about computer security these days is the general idea that it costs an arm and a leg to secure your business’s data. While it is possible to spend plenty of cash on a fully secured and encrypted data center, budgets tend to get in the way. Over the next few weeks we will show you how most of the threats to your network can be eliminated by a little bit of common sense and by following 10 simple (and mostly free) tips. Let’s kick it off with the following 3 tips:
10. Secure your wireless network
Wireless networking is a wonderful tool for any small business. Let’s face it, nobody likes cables. Though, if you haven’t secured your wireless network, anyone in close proximity may have access to all of your data. If you’ve noticed a strange car parked outside for the past few days, it is probably time you got that network secured.
9. Make sure your firewall is activated
Most of your internet routers will have a firewall built-in. If you are not sure if you have a firewall, check the router’s user guide or give us a call and we can help you out. A firewall is a pretty efficient tool for blocking intruders from coming into your network.
8. Encrypt the data on your laptop
Losing a laptop with important information on it can be a daunting thought. Encrypting the data on your laptop can be extremely helpful in both keeping your data safe as well as giving you a peace of mind. Click here for a full step-by-step on how to encrypt your important data.
Stay tuned for the next 7 tips that won’t break the bank!