Contact us today!
(800) 588-4430

Telesys Voice and Data Blog

Telesys Voice and Data has been serving the Richland Hills area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Ways To Improve Your Business’ Data Security

3 Ways To Improve Your Business’ Data Security

Data security, always an important topic, has been made even more urgent by the Equifax data breach and the fact that 143 million users had their personal information stolen after entrusting it (or not) to Equifax. You need to consider what would happen if your business were on the receiving end of a data breach, and prepare to handle this truly unpleasant circumstance.

Data security, always an important topic, has been made even more urgent by the Equifax data breach and the fact that 143 million users had their personal information stolen after entrusting it (or not) to Equifax. You need to consider what would happen if your business were on the receiving end of a data breach, and prepare to handle this truly unpleasant circumstance.

Below are three relatively simple measures for you to implement that can help preventatively secure your business against attacks like the one that struck Equifax.

Utilize Strong Passwords and Two-Factor Authentication Measures
Take a moment to consider what might happen if someone were to access your accounts. Do you really feel comfortable protecting that data with the name of your childhood pet, some other personal detail, or--worst of all--“password?”

The easier the password is, the easier it will be for a hacker to potentially crack. This is why we recommend that you design your passwords using capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols to create an apparently random string of characters. It makes cracking your account much more difficult for a hacker to accomplish.

Use Unified Threat Management to Secure Your Network
A proper approach to network security will incorporate both internal and external preparations. One such preparation is to include devices like a UTM, or Unified Threat Management, tool. A UTM leverages protections like antivirus, spam blocking, enterprise-level firewalls, and content filtering to prevent your network from being seeded with threats. Additionally, you will have the ability to react to issues before they can do too much damage, which will help keep problems from influencing your productivity.

Share The Benefits of Best Practices
While your business relies on its employees in order to function, it is also at the mercy of their ability to handle threats. All it could take is the wrong employee receiving a spam message or someone clicking a fraudulent link to leave your business network vulnerable. To combat this, you need to educate your employees on how to spot situations that could end poorly, like phishing attempts and social engineering emails. You can thwart a surprising number of these threats simply by making sure your staff knows what to look for.

These methods can give you the steps to help keep your business safe from threats that could otherwise cause a data breach. To learn some more ways to help ensure your security, keep reading our blog, and give us a call at (800) 588-4430 to make sure your data is safe.


No comments yet
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, 20 October 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Blog Archive

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

Free Consultation

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Cloud Best Practices Hackers Malware Business Computing Privacy Productivity Email Business Microsoft Internet Hosted Solutions Software Windows 10 Managed Service Provider Backup Network Security Ransomware Computer IT Services Mobile Devices Android Smartphone Managed IT services User Tips Social Media Outsourced IT Hardware Google Browser IT Support Workplace Tips Innovation Efficiency Communication Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Data Data Backup Smartphones App Business Management Data Management Productivity Cloud Computing Upgrade Small Business Office Holiday Microsoft Office Network Server Office 365 Remote Monitoring Windows Miscellaneous Data Recovery Internet of Things WiFi Facebook Encryption Tech Term Artificial Intelligence Gmail Big Data Spam Phishing Hosted Solution Recovery Unified Threat Management Password Robot Save Money Bandwidth Paperless Office Customer Relationship Management Firewall Apps Document Management Apple Avoiding Downtime Tip of the week Wi-Fi Cybersecurity Office Tips Customer Service Mobile Device Management Employer-Employee Relationship Managed IT Services Risk Management Saving Money Remote Computing How To Government Word Hacker Money Work/Life Balance Infrastructure Passwords Chrome Content Filtering Health File Sharing Social Website Vendor Management Hacking Mobile Computing Data Security Alert Tech Support IT Support Two-factor Authentication Data storage Settings Computing Operating System Compliance Analytics The Internet of Things IT Management Computers VoIP Presentation Business Growth Virtual Reality Mobile Device Antivirus Applications SaaS Project Management BYOD Outlook Managed IT Data loss Education BDR Cybercrime Windows 10 Telephone Systems Wireless Technology Business Owner Patch Management Scam Wireless Twitter Politics Monitors Downtime Travel Marketing Vulnerability communications Identity Theft Google Drive Automation Websites YouTube Physical Security Going Green VPN Unified Communications Taxes Competition Botnet Printing Virtual Private Network Assessment LiFi Samsung Information Technology Healthcare Server Management Licensing Meetings Humor Digital Payment Storage Maintenance Analyitcs Regulations Computer Care Augmented Reality IBM Running Cable Training Smart Technology Specifications Bring Your Own Device Tablet Search Upgrades HIPAA Sports Automobile IT service Budget Router Business Technology Mobile Security Cortana User End of Support Virtualization Administration Mouse Retail Collaboration IT solutions Safety Legal Best Practice Lithium-ion battery Mobile Data Bookmarks Hacks Migration Black Friday Uninterrupted Power Supply Dark Web Spyware Nanotechnology Wires Internet Protocol Computing Infrastructure Bitcoin Access Control Experience Solid State Drive Favorites Current Events Chatbots Cyber Monday Networking Data Warehousing How To G Suite Processors PowerPoint IoT MSP VoIP streamlines Alerts Heating/Cooling Windows 8 SharePoint Hard Disk Drive Motion Sickness Domains Consumers Conferencing Identity flu season Microsoft Excel Firefox Supercomputer 5G Entrepreneur Google Docs Utility Computing Application Writing Proactive business network infrastructure Cooperation Servers Downloads Help Desk Users Public Speaking Personal Information Fort Worth Techology Blockchain IT Consultant IT Budget eWaste Social Engineering Remote Monitoring and Management data services IT Sevices Staff Multi-Factor Security Machine Learning Computer Repair Mail Merge flu shot Disaster Resistance Permissions Consultation Cleaning Notifications Environment Cost Management Hard Drives WPA3 Flexibility Statistics Google Calendar Software Tips Laptop Relocation Virtual Desktop Webcam Electronic Medical Records Google Wallet Address Fort Worth IT Management Proactive IT Fraud Crowdsourcing Troubleshooting Dark Data Refrigeration Fleet Tracking Operations Bluetooth Legislation Halloween Private Cloud DFW IT Service Corporate Profile Point of Sale Drones Social Networking Redundancy Enterprise Resource Planning IT Consulting Net Neutrality Quick Tips Deep Learning Fun Phone System Asset Tracking Wearable Technology History Scary Stories Error WannaCry Motherboard Mobile Data Breach Internet Exlporer Time Management Undo Remote Workers Software as a Service Cabling Distributed Denial of Service Web Server Staffing IP Address Update Vulnerabilities Technology Laws Network Management Alt Codes 3D Printing Electronic Health Records IT Technicians Technology Tips Administrator Managed IT Service VoIP Cameras GPS Mobile Office Chromebook Modem Lenovo Geography Unified Threat Management Hotspot Touchscreen Typing User Error Google Maps Law Enforcement iPhone Network Congestion Unsupported Software Cyberattacks Mirgation Shortcut Comparison Disaster Buisness Break Fix Digital CCTV Tracking Emoji Cookies Superfish Cables business communications systems Language Cryptocurrency Printer Knowledge Gadget Display

Top Blog

Don't be Afraid to Replace Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy wo...