When focusing on cybersecurity, physical security is often overlooked. It’s important to keep it in mind, after all you do not want a disgruntled employee to impact your efforts, by walking out with equipment or data from the company.
Here’s how to improve physical security in the office:
- Onsite servers should be isolated and only accessed by appropriate staff.
- Mobile devices should be stored in locked areas when they are on premises.
- Install applications on mobile devices that let you remote delete information on the device. Cloud services such as vBoxxCloud allow you to delete content remotely.
Naturally safeguarding your network requires an investment in security technology to protect your company. Once you know your security needs, you can acquire security solutions that fit your business and budget.
Firewalls and Anti-Virus Protection
These are two essential items in your security strategy. Firewalls monitor and control incoming and outgoing traffic, blocking any untrusted traffic. Anti-virus software can detect and remove a wide range of threats that can enter your network.
Even if you are using both of these tools, some attacks can still bypass their protection. You could go a level higher and implement an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that works together with the firewall and anti-virus software.
An IPS, takes advantage of a database of attack signatures in order to identify and block known types of attacks. It can also prevent employees from accidentally downloading malicious content.
The combination of firewall, anti-virus software and IPS protection, provide an essential and affordable protection for any business network.
Protecting your business means protecting your data from unauthorized access and natural incidents. Whether it’s a power failure or a natural disaster it’s important to keep your data safe.
Physically separating the data from your network would prevent any data loss in case of an attack or other type of incident. Use a backup tool to back up data locally or to the cloud.
You should backup every week, and make an incremental backup each night if you work with very sensitive data. Make sure you evaluate properly the recovery requirements, as it depends of your goals. Do you need to recover the most recent copy of the data, or do you need to recover data from past transactions?
Secure Wi-Fi Connection
A simple, yet, effective measure. The use of mobile devices in the office has made Wi-Fi networks a necessity. Hackers are aware of this, and know that smaller businesses tend not properly secure their networks.
Unsecured wireless networks give hackers easy access to your network. Make sure you change the router’s default name and password, use a firewall to control the Wi-Fi traffic and create a separate Wi-Fi network for guests, not connected to the internal network.
It can happen to you
Cyberattacks don’t only target big companies and government agencies, they also target small businesses. It’s important to take the necessary steps in order to minimize risk as much as possible. vBoxx offers several solutions that could help prevent attacks and recover data.
vBoxxCloud: An all-in-one business cloud solution, that gives you control over your data. Continuous backup, file server enablement and file versioning, are features that help you keep track of your data while preserving the mobility inherent to the cloud.
Backup Solutions: Our backup solutions provide flexibility to any company, enabling frequent backups with little impact on server performance.
Kerio Control: vBoxx is Kerio preferred partner, we offer a complete and integrated security solution. Combining firewall, intrusion prevention adn VPN functionality, Kerio Control is a reliable security option. Contact us to learn more.