Are you ready to do what it takes to make sure that your network in the office is secure? Maybe you do not really think it’s that urgent of an issue. Well, if I were you, I’d take a step back and think again. With all the cases of hacking, phishing, and whatnot out there, it may just be a matter of time till you would have to deal with these problems in your own network! Why wait till that happens? Take some steps to ensure the security of your office network NOW.

There are simple things that you can do to increase your network security. You don’t even really have to do it yourself – that’s what the IT guy is for. However, you should have an idea of what you want to achieve. This way, your solutions will be more effective.

One simple thing to secure your office network is to take note of the units which hold the most sensitive information. This information includes – but is not limited to – credit card information of your clients, your bank information, and so on. What you can do then is to take these units off of the Internet. That is, make it accessible through the local network but block it from the outside world. This will give you a greater degree of security.

One thing that greatly increases your risk is when employees visit dubious sites. Unfortunately, this will always happen. One way to deal with this is to block certain sites. Of course, your employees will probably hate you for that, but you are running a business and you might just have to go this route. You may purchase software to help you with this.

At the end of the day, what you do will depend on your taking into consideration all the factors in play – and that includes dealing with your employees.

Originally posted on February 28, 2010 @ 7:19 pm


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