Norton Anti-Virus Summer Savings
The leading provider of Internet, computer and network security is Symantec Corp. They are the software company behind the world famous Norton Anti-Virus software, which is a great option to choose for scanning, locating and removing malware. In fact, it is one of the best, especially for personal computers. This summer the company is offering deep discounted prices on their line of anit-virus software.
If you are like many small or midsize business owners, then you are probably insufficiently dealing with security threats or potential security threats. It is highly likely that hackers have already accessed your files. Symantec actively monitors and studies threats from around the world in cyber space. It has been revealed over the course of the last few years that even enterprises are vulnerable because they are not putting good security measures in place. Follow these tips to keep critical data as secure as possible.
Change passwords frequently on your networks, applications and sites. Try not to keep too much critical data online or in publicly accessed folders. Use a captcha in addition to security questions. Also, make sure your password contains more than letters. Use at least one capital letter, one symbol or character and one number for your password combination to stay extra secure. Robots frequently try to access sites with poor passwords or without secondary login methods. Additionally, there has been evidence that robots can now get past the captcha, making a secondary login option even more important. Yes, it's a pain, but so is getting private information hijacked.
Policies and Protocol
Your organization needs rules of conduct, or in other words, a digital use policy. You need to set permission levels for access to various levels of secure data. Consult with an expert, such as LMP, to implement the proper permissions levels/hierarchy. Also make sure private files are stored in private directories. Just because a link isn't visible on a website doesn't mean that it is not publicly accessible. If it is on the Internet, it is public unless configured to be private. You must also enforce these rules. Companies of all types are terrible at this. Hackers are counting on that to continue to be the case.
Personal Computers and Devices
Adware, Malware and Viruses are a problem on personal computers and devices as well. If you use these home computers or personal devices, or if you work at a company with a BYOD (bring your own device) policy, then you absolutely need to be using anti-virus software, such as Norton. If that's the case, then you should absolutely take advantage of any cost savings you can, like the summer deals they are currently offering on their products.
Consult with LMP on Project Management
LMP can act as an IT consultant and help you determine the best security plan for your small or midsize business. We can also help you install on-premise security systems for your physical building as well. We work with a Southern Minnesota security systems provider for camera systems, DVR, control panels, remote monitoring/control on your phone or tablet and much more with products from companies like FLIR and Honeywell. Give us a call to learn more about security for IT, residential, commercial and industry applications.