Staff Training is Imperative to Avoid Security Breaches

Date: 14th June 2017
Author: Kieron Doyle

In any business it is vitally important that all employees understand their roles in terms of data security and preventing breaches of Internet security. Once a system has been breached it can cause damage to the reputation of the company, lead to identity theft, legal problems or financial worries. What can you do to help your employees through IT security training?

A Strong Password Game

Make sure that every single individual user within your company has their own, unique login for the system. Train your staff to create passwords that are at least 12 characters in length, and include a combination of letters, digits and even spaces.

Strict App Rules

Every employee should be fully aware of what they can and cannot add to their work computer. Any software or programme that isn’t approved by the IT team should not be installed, as outside installations are a risk to the entire network security.

Back-Up Your Work

All staff members should be encouraged to backup work, or understand that there is an automatic process where data is backed up to protect the system and to ensure that should there be a loss of power or data that there is a resolution process in place to minimise downtime.

Hampshire Business Computers understands IT and data security issues. If you would like to find out more about our service and how our IT professionals can help you, contact us today.

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