3. Protect your staff from themselves One of the largest risks to a business is an individual’s lapse in judgement. They might access a slightly unscrupulous site during work hours or when working from home, or click on a malicious link on a social network they frequent. Monitoring staff browsing behaviour no longer requires complex IT solutions or a great deal of time. Most SME security suites will provide you with dashboards and graphs of top-line computer usage, as well as granular data to drill down into when you require it. Just because you cannot see poor practices happening in the office, does not necessarily mean your employees are not putting your business at risk through misguided internet usage.
4. Knowledge is power Finally, one of the simplest ways to protect your business from security breaches is to improve your team’s knowledge. Holding one-on-one sessions and group meetings will help your employees to stay vigilant and to be kept abreast of the latest security threats. Ensure policies are in place so people know what they are able to do on the business network. With some helpful guidance for your staff, a little perseverance and a suite of easy-to-use management tools supporting your efforts, IT security can be a lot easier than you might think. Steve Kelly is the president of security services Intego & Flextivity
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