A lot of ink has been spilled on IT and Cyber Security over the recent years. While you can (and should) ignore intimidating pop-ups warning you against the threats of a virus attack on pain of instantaneous combustion if you don’t “CLICK RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” there are some extremely good reasons as for why you absolutely should keep your firmware and firewalls up to date.
In this blog, we’ve compiled the 5 easiest ways for you to stay on top of the game.
1. Perform frequent maintenance and updates
As simple as it sounds, performing regular system maintenance and updates is the most cost-effective and secure way to avoid issues before they even arise. IT and Cyber Security specialists are fighting a constant battle against hackers, developing fixes and patches for billions of devices that are just waiting to be attacked. For those protective mechanisms to be effective, they first and foremost need to be installed. Failing to do so is like investing in an expensive home security system just to leave it catching dust in the basement.
2. Read the News
This one should come as a bonus for all the tech fans in the company: staying on top of the latest tech news doesn’t only make for a good read, but it helps you keep track of the latest IT Security scares and dares. Knowing what potential threats are out there will help IT managers make more informed buying decisions when the next round of software or hardware updates approaches. Next time your boss is asking what you’re reading, you can confidently say it’s research!
3. Keep all co-workers in the loop
Another point that should go without saying, but not everybody is familiar with VPNs, C+, and proxy server setup. In order to communicate efficiently with non-specialists, the people in IT need to make sure that everybody can understand lest they give up and forget to install that big security update.
4. Hire an expert
Here’s a joke: “The MSP we recently hired is unreliable, expensive, and doesn’t answer the helpline, but everything’s working perfectly fine!”
5. Delegate, delegate, delegate
How many IT specialists do you need to keep a mid-sized company running? More than you’d think! It’s a simple fact of life that IT departments are chronically overworked and understaffed. At the same time, it’s often a thankless job because most people won’t notice the hard work that goes into IT systems until they fail to work properly.
When peak internal IT is reached, it’s time to out-source. Letting an outside expert take care of tasks like IT maintenance, cloud services, 24/7 system monitoring, or cyber security services will help you open up unknown capacities. Say good-bye to back log.
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