Tech Tip: I Got My Computer Sick by Downloading a Virus

Never assume your employees know everything they need to know about IT security.  | Courtesy photo by Tumisu from Pixabay 

With so many access points, from cell phones to a laptop and home computers, how can anyone hope to keep their network safe from hackers, a virus, and other unintentional security breaches? The answer is not “one thing” but a series of things you have to implement and constantly be vigilant about, such as installing and constantly updating your firewall, antivirus, spam-filtering software, and backups. This is why clients hire us — it’s a full-time job for someone with specific expertise (which we have!).

Once that basic foundation is in place, the next most important thing you can do is create an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and TRAIN your employees on how to use company devices and other security protocols, such as never accessing company e-mail, data, or applications with unprotected home PCs and devices (for example). Also, how to create good passwords, how to recognize a phishing e-mail, what websites to never access, etc. NEVER assume your employees know everything they need to know about IT security. Threats are ever-evolving and attacks are getting more sophisticated and cleverer by the minute.

Our weekly e-mail newsletters series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need training and a good AUP in place. If you’d like our help in creating an AUP for your company, based on best practices, call us at (626) 533-1436 or simply go onto our website and fill out our instant quote. You’ll be glad you did.

December 3, 2020

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