Protecting your devices

Protecting your devices

In this connected world, we depend on Information Technology to be the source of business development, productivity and one that makes our business model stand out from other businesses. We then ask ourselves, how do we keep our software and devices intact when it comes to ever growing viruses, worms and trojan hoaxes on the internet?  Short answer is that you can never be 100% secure as long as you are connected to the internet but you can take some steps to keep the attack vectors limited. Below we will discuss what you can do to protect your devices.

Keep your software/device up to date
There has been far too many attacks on software/devices that have out-of-date virus definitions, no patch management, no firmware upgrades and this is exactly what the hackers go after when selecting vector attacks.  The entire purpose of the updates and virus definitions is to protect you from just these attack vectors hence, take the action today and spend time protecting your network by keeping it up-to-date.

Proper backups
Do you have disaster recovery or disaster avoidance in your plan?  A lot of businesses are of the mindset that if we have never had a disaster why need disaster recovery or disaster avoidance.  And it is the very same businesses at the time of the disaster then say “only if we have proper backups setup,” so we can do such and such but by that time the conversation is too late.  Hence take the time and setup proper backups accordingly.

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