A Guide to Better Protecting Tech in Your Business

 June 10, 2022

By  Kyrie Mattos

When it comes to looking at the best protection for tech, whether it is for a business or for home use, you might find that you are only going down dead ends. You might find that you can only protect your business so much without the right knowledge, and you don’t know the best services to invest in because you can’t seem to understand what you need to make sure that your tech stays secure. 

Getting the right software feels almost impossible. Getting the right help might also be difficult, and if you call up your computer’s customer service, they might say that they have virus protection built-in, which might not be good enough for you, especially if you are wondering how your device is going to stay protected if you have a break-in or someone accesses your computer and knows the password.

Train your workforce to be more vigilant

The number one way your business could protect against threats is to make your staff aware of the problems of not thinking about the security of their tech, and simple end-user training can go a long way to achieving this.

This can both help you boost your employee morale and keep your tech safe. If you think that this might just be an extra expense, you need to consider that it can be costly to compensate all those affected by an attack on your business, or it might even make your business unable to work due to a ransomware attack, which has the terrifying potential to ruin your business on the spot.

You could invest in EDR 

EDR otherwise known as Endpoint Detection and Response sounds like a bit of a mouthful but is something that might end up saving your tech. It will detect and respond to threats coming to your ‘endpoint,’ which can be your mobile, your laptop, or your tablet, basically anything that could be infected with a virus from the internet. 

EDR will help when it comes to discovering these threats and helping you make the most out of your time on the internet without having to worry so much about being a victim of a cyberattack. This can be really important to your business if you have one, as it can grant you an extra bit of protection that can help you make your business more protected and secure. 

Use MFA wherever possible

Whether you are a business owner or you are just a user, you might find that MFA gives you great peace of mind. MFA, (an abbreviation for Multi-Factor Authentication) is something that can help to keep your data and your devices secure. Its main purpose is to make devices and accounts harder to get into, and this is done by having a password (as per normal) and then having another gateway that you need to get through. This can be done through a one-time code, a fingerprint scan, or facial recognition, usually on another device to help you keep your files secure. 

This can help you greatly if your devices are stolen, whether it is a work laptop or your cell phone, and can help you keep your privacy. This is, understandably, really important to many people, whether this is for private use or otherwise, and it can be a great but simple way to keep your data under lock and key.

Think about how your workforce uses your tech

Another practical way to help the online security of your tech and your data is to think about how your staff is using it. In a world where remote working has become the norm for more people, work devices also tend to be used for things they would not get used to in an office environment. This can include playing games and watching movies, and also casual surfing on the same devices they will be using to access secure files.

By restricting use to work-only applications, you will be in better control of stopping threats coming near your device in the first place.

Kyrie Mattos


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