Small Business Security

Keeping your business safe and secure can be a complex task and does require time, email-security-img-padlockresource and specialist knowledge.

If you have personal data within your IT system you need to recognise that it may be at risk and take appropriate technical measures to secure it.

The measures you put in place should fit the needs of your particular business.
They don’t necessarily have to be expensive or onerous. They may even be free or already available within the systems you already have.

We will use our extensive experience to help your business to protect itself from data breaches, hacking, viruses, Trojan, phishing and other dangers of the web.

Need to know also the following:

Breaches of data protection legislation could lead to your business incurring a fine – up to £500,000 in (really) serious cases.

The reputation of your business could also be damaged.

We ‘ll help to set up the following structure tailored to your type of business:

  • Physical security
  • Anti-virus and anti-malware
  • Intrusion defence
  • Access controls
  • Employee awareness and training
  • Segmentation
  • Policies
  • Device hardening

Of course the above list it’s only indicative and generic.

Cost? Well As We’ve written above ,all depends on the structure already present.

A free quote is generated after a survey of the site, business, premises.

It will require our team a couple of day to find the more convenient and suitable solution for your structure.

The quote will include a detailed description of the software and hardware required.

 Contact us  today to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements. 

Here some top tips you can use immediately in your business:

1. Schedule and record the backup of key systems and data:
Make the backup of business data a part of your business plan. Backup data automatically if possible, store copies offsite or in the User accounts for staff:
Provide each employee with their own separate account. Provide only trusted staff and key personnel with administration privileges. Laptops can be lost or stolen so ensure that employees lock these up when not in use.

2. Secure all Wi-Fi networks:
Make sure Wi-Fi networks for workplace and offices are secure, encrypted and hidden. Ensure that the router is password protected.

3. Strong Passwords:
Require employees to use strong passwords and change them every 45-60 days. Implement a 2 way or even multi- factor authentication which requires additional information beyond just a simple password to gain access.

4. Keep up to date with the latest security software and patches:
Have the latest security software, web browsers and operating systems on computers. Install key software updates as soon as they become available and set antivirus to run a scan after each update and run full system scans on a regular basis. This is a relatively straight forward step and is a strong defence against malware, viruses and any other online threats that are constantly changing.

5. All employees should be trained in security basics:
Establish rules and strict policies. Clearly inform employees of how to handle and protect client information and other private data. Establish basic security practices and policies for employees, such as strong passwords and establish the appropriate Internet guidelines.

6. Limit Employee accessibility:
No employee should have access to all data systems. Do not allow employees to install software without permissions.

7. Mobile device security:
With the growth of mobile devices including IPad and Android devices, always try to ensure these are secure from the get go. Ensure users are required to password protect their devices, encrypt their data, and install security apps to prevent theft of information whilst the phone is on a public network. Set up clear policy guidelines for the reporting of lost or stolen equipment.

8. Firewalls should be enabled for all employees, no matter their location:
Enable operating systems firewall and make sure that employees, who work from home, ensure their home systems are protected by a firewall as well.