Are you trying to dodge shady tech thieves but falling short? In our latest roll out of Technology Today, we sift through the good, the bad and the techy tidbits!
1. PASSWORD POWER
No amount of firewalls or two-factor encryptions can 100% deter hackers OR malware - it's crucial to always create hard, complex passwords. Take time to come up with a password that is complex, yet easily remembered - as you don't want to need to store said password somewhere on your network.*
2. BENEFIT WITH BACKUP + DISASTER RECOVERY
Anyone can be hit by malware or a virus! No matter how prepared you are. So, what should you do? You continuously backup your company's data and have a disaster recovery system in place! Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are great resources, as they work with third-party certified geo-redundant data centers to continuously replicate your data - this way, you can never actually lose it in the first place. Sorry, hackers!
3. AQUIRE ANTI-VIRUS + ANTI-SPAM
This one may seem like common sense - but, you'd be surprised how many people roll the dice and don't utilize the amazing programs that today's market has to offer. Think of it this way, everyone's company data is priceless, it's the bread and butter, the heartbeat, the peanut butter to your jelly - without it, you simply won't have the ability to conduct business. In turn, you will lose years, if not decades of valuable data, time and resources. Not to mention the steep cost of data recovery and decryption, as well as the total cost of an outage!
4. FAVOR FIREWALLS
Firewalls are a company's best friend, literally. If you don't have one, you're gambler - one that will lose, sooner, rather than later.
Firewalls may seem like a commitment to some - luckily there is something called Firewall-as-a-Service. You may be wondering, what the heck that is?! Well, it's pretty much the ability to rent a firewall via an MSP. It's cost-effective, convenient - all while simplifying your life and freeing up your time to concentrate on what really matters, your work!
5. MARRY AN MSP
Today, everyone is busy - why waste time trying to manage your IT with a costly in-house team that isn't as efficient as an MSP? You shouldn't! Outsourcing is more affordable and provides 24/7, 365 monitoring and service! Voila!