Key Pieces of Effective Network Security

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The threat of data breaches has made it more important than ever to have network security measures that are up to date. The use of multiple security methods can keep your data safer today than a simple security system. Here are a few things that you need in place to keep your network safer.

Planning Ahead

Even with every security measure possible in place, there is still a small chance of your data being breached. Before this ever happens, it's always best to have a plan in place just in case it does. Having a clear plan in place can help your company to avoid some of the harshest effects of a data breach. Having a backup (or two) for all of your company's data can help you to quickly regain it if there is a data hack. Create a step-by-step plan for your procedures after a hack. This also directs the actions of employees, but it also keeps worry and panic away by showing you a path to undoing the damage.

Keep IT Ready

If a hack occurs, or even an attempted hack, you will need to have IT workers who are ready to start assessing and correcting damage as soon as possible. In addition to their knowledge of network security, they should also be well-versed in disaster recovery if the worst happens to your network. Your IT team should be able to give clear directions to the staff as well as to keep the network down for as short a time possible so that the company doesn't have to go long without being up and ready to do business.

Assess Damages and Financial Losses

For a high percentage of companies, a major data breach means going out of business in just a few months. However, that doesn't have to be the case. After a breach has happened, it's important to find out exactly how much money was lost because of the breach in terms of extra hours, new equipment needed and a loss of customers during that time. Once you know exactly what the impact has been, your company can get right to make up for that loss. A large loss may mean new streams of revenue needed or downsizing a department. 

When you are ready to keep your network safer from hacks and data theft, contact us to find out what we can do to keep your company safer.