<![CDATA[Today’s businesses have an abundance of wireless devices as well a large number of business operations that contain sensitive client information. Threats lurk everywhere including breaches, hacks, and viruses. Business leadership should take proper steps to protect both the devices and the information contained therein. Let’s take a look at some important precautions that should be taken to keep any and all unauthorized people off your wireless network.
Acceptable Use Policy - Every company should specify what types of network activities are allowed and which ones are prohibited. All employees, from the newest employees to veteran upper-management, should be trained and strictly follow the policy put forth by your IT team to maintain proper security. Layout rules for online behavior describing how to handle and protect customer information and other vital data.
Compliance Validation - In addition to training personnel, all devices should be examined to make sure that anything that can access your network is secure. This may include updating all software so that it has the newest security protocols against malware, spyware, viruses and other online threats.
Back Up Data - While there is any number of malicious reasons why data may need to be recovered including ransomware, there are also natural disasters and the ever common “human error component” that may require access to information that was backed up. Security planning that is comprehensive includes regular backups to plan for disaster recovery.
Secure Your WiFi Network - Most companies now use WiFi and allow clients and customers to access it, so ask yourself some critical questions that can help your business stay secure. Is your Wireless Router’s Firewall enabled? Are you using the three most common encryption protocols including Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)? Do you use a virtual private network for remote access? Are all routers and wireless access connections known and secured? What type of encryption techniques do you use?
Security Audits - Conduct regular security audits that examine both the internal and external threats as well as potential solutions. Staying ahead of threats means that your system will remain secure.
If you have questions about how to keep your business network secure call the experts at Spectra Networks at 978.219.9752 or check out our services on our website Spectranets.com.]]>