In many companies there is pent-up demand for electronic data protection.In particular, the security of customer information and personal information is often neglected. These tips help.
The office machine manufacturer Fellows are ten tips on how to improve data protection in your company:
Appoint an IT manager who keeps you informed about viruses and malware to date.Educate your employees on a regular basis about the dangers from the Internet and set rules of conduct for emergencies.
2ndCorporate network show with password
Give your employees individual passwords to access the corporate network.Arrange that the passwords are changed regularly.
3rdPasswords make sure
For different applications, different passwords should always be used.The safest passwords are longer; contain only letters and numbers and special characters.
4thKeep up to date anti-virus programs
Make sure that the company used anti-virus software up to date is - such as automatic updates.
Firewalls provide additional protection against attacks from the Internet - if they are updated automatically.
Do not allow employees to change even the security settings on your computer or download applications from the Internet.These rights should only belong to the IT administrator.
7thIndividual access rights grant
Each employee should be able to access only the applications that he actually needs.Restrict access rights when an employee announces his resignation from the company.
8thNetwork against outsiders
Make sure to log off the PCs of employees with inactivity of a company network.Visitors should be able to access only after activation.
9thVirtual Private Network use
Employees in the field or home office should only access via encrypted Internet connections to corporate networks - within a Virtual Private Network (VPN).This also applies to employees who use the work laptop and privately.
10thDisk Safe disposal
Destroy digital media safe before they dispose of them - for example in Shredder.CDs, smart cards and other devices could contain confidential data.