Employees and Safe Computing in the Workplace: Why It Should Be a Priority

Employees and Safe Computing in the Workplace

More than at any other time in recent history, companies are experiencing the devastation of having important data hacked from their computer systems and networks. If employees and safe computing in the workplace isn’t a priority for you now, we’re hoping that you’ll read on to find out why it should be. No one ever thinks this can happen to them but regrettably, it is a growing concern. Always being prepared with updated data reinforcement and antivirus and security services can make your computerized information as secure as possible. This should not just be a need when something unfortunate happens, but year round.

“Security in the digital world is similar to security in your personal life,” says Art Gilliland, General Manager of Enterprise Security Products at HP. “Our lives are becoming more and more digital, and crime is just following that pathway.” In fact, according to the FCC, theft of digital information has ended up being so normal these days, it has surpassed physical robbery as one of the most obtrusive crimes to date. To help avoid this, keeping all of your business software current (including your Web browser) with upgrades and installing all security products your IT department recommends, is a first line of defense.

Employee training can also help. In order to protect your company on the web, procedures need to be in place so they can help with keeping your computers and networks safe. The best security technology on the planet can’t help you unless employees understand their roles and responsibilities in protecting delicate information and securing company resources. With practices and policies in place that promote security and give them the capacity to recognize and avoid risks, this will be your second line of defense.

Your third line of defense on preventing this cyber invasion should be regular, routine maintenance. When is the last time your IT consultant did a mock disaster recovery? If the answer is “never” we need to talk. At CARISMA Computer Services LLC, we offer knowledgeable service in data backup, antivirus and security services upgrades. There is no time like the present to make your computing safer to help avoid emergencies in the future. To talk more about this please contact us today to let us help you with all your network support needs.