Information Security Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make Part II

Part two of our two-part blog highlights more of the most common mistakes we see every day from organizations. Many of these mistakes seem like common sense, but the reality is people don’t take IT security as seriously as they should. In many ways, the main role of managed security service provider is to prevent damage from happening as a result of employee negligence or accidents. Here are more of the most common information security mistakes you don’t want to make in your organization.

Not Taking Firewalls Seriously

Firewalls are built-in to every computer, but those aren’t necessarily the strongest. When you’re running a business, you need to have a better firewall to prevent outside traffic from coming into your network. If you use the right IT management solutions company to help with your IT infrastructure, you’ll have the best firewall possible for your organization.

Allowing Too Much Access

Allowing employees to access information they don’t need is a recipe for disaster. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to restrict access to certain employees, so evaluate who needs access to what information and limit the others accordingly.

Trusting Mobile Security Too Much

With business being on-the-go now more than ever before, the need for mobile security is at an all-time high. The best managed security service providers have to spend a lot of time working on mobile security because there are many more risks associated with it. Still, you need to have strict policies regarding mobile device usage for work purposes. You can’t trust your IT security services to protect you from every single mistake, so being proactive and laying out the ground rules for employees will help prevent mistakes from happening.

Not Running Frequent IT Security Tests

Penetration and vulnerability testing need to happen frequently in order to keep a secure network. When you have a managed security service provider in place, you may not have to worry about these tests. However, you still need to be aware when the tests take place so you can analyze your risks and take appropriate action.

Single Point of Contact is here to help you prevent security mistakes from happening, fixing issues as a result of mistakes and providing 24/7 computer support. We’ve seen it all when it comes to information security mistakes, so contact us to see how we can help prevent them or ensure damage is limited when a mistake happens.

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