When it comes to information security, there are some mistakes you don’t want to make, and then there are some mistakes you absolutely don’t want to make. The reality is people make mistakes all the time, and no one is immune to it. That’s why IT security services are in place to ensure the damage done as a result of a mistake is as minimal as possible.
Of course, no one intentionally makes mistakes. The best way to avoid them is being aware of the most common ones. Part one of our two-part blog highlights some critical IT mistakes you should avoid making.
Not Updating Antivirus Software Frequently
Antivirus software offers frequent updates for a reason. Cyber criminals may find a loophole around certain security walls, so updates are required to add another layer of protection. Not completing the update right away could leave your server and network vulnerable. It’s understandable you may be too busy to look at this software every day, so that’s when it’s a good time to consider a managed security service provider.
Having Weak Passwords
When your employees have weak passwords, they are making it much easier for hackers to break into the system. Also, having a strong password, but writing it down on a piece of paper next to your computer for everyone to see is just as bad. There are plenty of ways to create a strong password that’s easy to remember, so stress the importance of it to your employees to get their creative minds working.
Not Having a Plan in the Event of a Data Breach
A lot of flaws in day-to-day work can be covered up when you have a solid proactive IT management strategy. Too many times companies will go under when a data breach occurs because they weren’t prepared for it. You never want a data breach to happen, but you have to have a plan in place just in case it does.
Not Educating Employees on IT Security
Employees aren’t going to educate themselves on IT security. You can have the best IT security services in place, but it won’t matter if you have a handful of negligent employees who don’t know when they are making critical mistakes. Simple reminders about IT security on a regular basis will help prevent major mistakes from happening.
Single Point of Contact knows mistakes happen every day. We are your managed IT security solution for ensuring the fewest mistakes happen, and can clean up any mess if a big mistake does happen. Feel free to contact us to see what other information security mistakes you could be making and how our services can benefit your organization.