How to Keep Malware From Tearing Into Your Network

Malware (and more recently, ransomware) are both massive threats when it comes to network health. The importance of proper protection and a strategized response are even more important in the business world, where a large connection of employees can lead to increased risk of infection.

The consequences are dire when you consider all of the company data that’s housed on private servers, hard drives, and online accounts. While some businesses tend to let internet security fall by the wayside in relation to their usual duties, others are recognizing that this approach is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Here are some ways to protect your business both before and after an attack.

Have Multiple Layers of Protection

Simply put, one method isn’t going to cut it. Firewalls are great – encrypted data is too – but if you’re relying solely on one of these to keep threats away, you’re in bad shape.

Create regular backups of your data, both by internal means and using a cloud service. Or even better, store all of your data in a cloud entirely. Many cloud services offer unparalleled recovery and backup options, allowing you to pick up right where you left off before disaster struck.

Likewise, it’s wise to procure the services of an active monitoring service. This can ensure that your network is well protected from any potential threats before they even come to light in the office.

Not sure where to start? We can perform a network audit to show you exactly where you stand when it comes to network security.

Be Proactive

It’s important that you take all the possible steps to avoid malware throughout all branches of your business. Every employee needs to know about potential risks, threats, and mediums that intruders can use to infect your network. Consider mandatory network security training.

Additionally, it’s not a bad idea to bring in professional help. While we don’t expect you to come running to us from a simple blog post, we do offer consulting services, and if you’re at all unhappy with our advice, you have no obligation to continue using us.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your network. Eventually, all networks that don’t receive enough attention will be compromised. We’ve seen quite a few companies fall behind the curve and suffer irreparable damages. It’s never too late to get started.