Lately, it seems like stories of security breaches in computer systems are breaking more and more frequently. If you want to keep your business secure and scandal-free, it’s important to take extra steps towards technology security. Not only is this important for the safety and well-being of both your employees and your customers, but good security habits can help productivity as well. The less frequently you have to replace or repair equipment damaged by viruses and data breaches, the more time you can spend working on the actual production. We’ve rounded up our top tips for keeping your sensitive documents safe.
Don’t Skip The Updates
While many of us are inclined to postpone our computer updates, this can leave computer systems vulnerable. Hackers of all types are constantly looking for ways to infiltrate and the older the system, the more opportunity to strike. As these weaknesses in systems and applications become apparent, they are patched, and the updates become important as a way to prevent any intruders. This means updating all parts of your system from the actual operating system to your internet browser, to your antivirus, spyware, and firewall systems.
Add A Firewall, An Antivirus System, And Spyware Software
While many may believe you can simply use one or the other, this is not true, in reality, a firewall and antivirus software work in tandem to create a defense system. Firewalls function as an internal gate that keeps unwanted and unauthorized programs from penetrating your system. Meanwhile, an Antivirus software works to detect any malicious items and disarm or remove them. Spyware is a bit different, and potentially the most damaging to businesses with sensitive information. When spyware infects a computer, it is often undetectable, simply watching from the background to subtly collect data and monitor the user’s activity. Spyware systems can be used to detect these types of programs and prevent them from causing trouble.
Develop Your Security Plan Today
If you need help making sure your data is protected, you can trust the team at Micro Records. Due to our companies outstanding 2017 sales, Digitech Systems has selected Micro Records Company as A 2018 Gold Star Partner! Micro Records can help your business transition to a paperless way of life with quality e-forms and technology. For more information about how we can help your business utilize proactive monitoring, transition to doing things digitally, get rid of sensitive documents securely or benefit from new technology solutions, visit us online or give us a call at (877) 410-SCAN. For more tips on transitioning your business to paperless technology and going green, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and Flickr.