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IT Security: Make Sure You And Your Team Are Protected

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When you own a business, it is your responsibility to make sure that not only yourself, but your team are all well looked after and protected from any outside threats. That can be for a tone of different areas, whether it be from hackers or your very own competitors like https://tech.co explains.

A lot of people look past certain areas because there are so many other things to do within a business that takes up an awful lot of time which they don’t want to waste with the resources that they have. But in fact, it is all definitely worthwhile, because the risks out there can leave you stuck in a big pile of trouble that’s very difficult to get out of. It could even cost you your business. So you should want to do all that you can to avoid even coming close to this outcome.

Here’s what you need to do.

Keep all files safe and stored

Any important files that you have should all be stored safely away so that they can’t get into the wrong hands. If they’re in paper form, then they should all be arranged and locked away in drawers and cabinets so that the only people that have access to them are the people that you have decided on. And if things are on the system, then be sure that they can only be accessed with passwords and coding that you have put in place. You also want to make sure that everything is saved and has been copied too, so in the event of a system malfunction or a fire in the office, you know that everything has been backed up.

Make sure you’re covered by insurance   

This is pretty obvious when going into business, because regardless of how many different things you want to cover – you have to have the basic insurance otherwise you may be breaking the law. You can find out more information about the different types that are out there on sites like liabilityinsurance.co, who provide you with all the vital details that you need to know. The more you cover yourself, the less you need to worry.

Dispose of informative documents effectively  

Documents that have information on them that lead back to your business, or any one of your employees must be destroyed when no longer needed. Merely throwing them away in the bin isn’t enough as they will just leave a paper trail. Criminals are known to look through bins outside of offices and big businesses to try and steal information and even people’s identity. Invest in a shredder and make sure that everyone uses it so that no information can be found. There is also software that you can download that properly destroys files from the system so they can no longer be found.

Now you have the details; there is no reason you should ever end up putting yourself, your employees, or your business at harm’s way, because you know that you’re doing everything to prevent that from happening.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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