1st February, 2018
Understanding tech security in the time that it takes to read a child’s bedtime story
Just like tucking in your child and reading them a story before bed helps them feel safe at night, understanding the measures you can take to make technology safer will give your business more security and stability.
In the next five minutes, we’ll help you understand tech security, common tech security measures and how to maintain these systems in your business.
Technology can go a long way towards helping simplify success for your business, but it can be compromised unless you take the right precautions.
Making sure you have tech security measures in place will help you sleep like a baby knowing that your business technologies are being protected.
Tech security is all about how you protect your business against internet thieves. These hackers are usually looking for sensitive data and information, which they can use to make money.
Most forms of tech security will work on an authentication principle, where users verify their identity before they can use certain programs.
Tech security consists of many elements, including:
The level of tech security a business needs will vary depending on the size of the business and what the business does. For example, a plumbing business will have different tech security needs to an investment bank.
But two of the most common types of tech security that most businesses will use are passwords and data encryption.
Passwords are a series of letters and characters that lets someone use specific devices or programs, as well as access physical or online spaces.
They also prevent unverified users from accessing these technologies.
When it comes to creating strong passwords to protect sensitive information in your business, here are three things to consider:
The more unique the password, the harder it will be for other people to steal it.
Use a variety of characters in your password. That makes it more difficult for other people to learn or guess your password.
Having different passwords means that if someone steals one of them, they won’t be able to get into other secure areas of your business.
Need more tips? We’ve put some together for you here.
Data encryption translates data into another form, or code, so that only people with access to a decryption key or password can read it.
Much like passwords, data encryption protects sensitive and confidential data from being stolen.
Data encryption technologies typically use algorithms to run security initiatives, such as:
You should consider sourcing data encryption technologies for your business if:
Promoting a culture of tech security in your business can help keep your business safe. Here’s how you can do it:
Whether they be security software or best practice policies, invest in setting up a tech security system to protect your business.
Tech security is everyone’s responsibility.
Make tech security training or awareness a part of your business’ code of conduct for employees, so they know how to use business technology safely.
Just like any other business system, your tech security system will need reviewing and updating as the needs of your business grow and change. This will help keep your tech security measures relevant.
There are a few other things that we think you should do to protect your business that we’ve written about more here.
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