Top Mistakes Companies Make With Their IT Security
Top Mistakes Companies Make With Their IT Security

Companies, large and small, try to do what’s best for their business. With so many priorities on the table, sometimes other important areas can fall short. Security for instance, is known to be important, but can often be put on the backburner when a business focuses on other investments. Read through the top mistakes that you may be making, that can cost you the IT security of your company.

“It Won’t Happen to Me”

Although a data breach may sound far-fetched, unfortunately criminals can target absolutely anyone. Which is why preparing for the worst, is the best chance you will have if disaster does strike. One way you can do so is by implementing disaster recovery plans. Similar to fire drills that your company may plan overtime, disaster recovery plans help your employees know what to do if a hacker is successful with stealing your data.

Skipping The Basics

When it comes to security, it doesn’t all have to be complicated. The little things you do to maintain your technology will make a big difference. When you get those upgrade requests on your devices, don’t ignore them. Upgrading your technology is free and the easiest way to keep it well maintained. Another small step you can take for IT security is enforcing employees to create strong and unique passwords with multi-factor authentication. These little changes can go a long way in data protection.

Not Training All Staff

One way to ensure your employees are following the basics of upgrading their devices when prompted and keeping a strong password for their accounts, is by training them. Security training is extremely important to ensure employees are all on the same page with their role in IT security. Phishing scams often target employees because they are connected to the server at all times and one little mistake can give the hacker access to all information stored on the server. Start enforcing scheduled IT training sessions so all employees, no matter their role, can help make your company’s technology safe from threats. 

Not Investing in The Essentials

Once you have the basics down, you can spread your wings to more advanced security needs. Endpoint security is an example of a security system that goes above and beyond both with detection of threats and its response of blocking malware from infiltrating your system. Implementing a strong monitoring system is the best way to identify these threats so you can remove them before they have any access to your data.

Not Asking for Help

Finally, the best thing you can do for your IT security is to leave it in the hands of experts. Managing every aspect of your business is near impossible, some areas are bound to give and you don’t want it to be the security of your technology. If you have never considered outsourcing your IT needs to a managed service provider, now may be the time to start.

Nutmeg Technologies is an IT managed service provider based out of Windsor, CT. We are happy to assist companies who are looking to have in-office or remote workforce through secure technology. Contact us to today to find a product that best suits your company’s needs.