There are so many ways to hack these days. Choosing the right technology security solutions to safeguard your business against invasions is critical. Without the right protection, such as encryption software, businesses and organizations face a high risk of hackers entering illegally into their systems. They can collect sensitive business data that may likely result in serious damage.
Information Technology (IT) is a complicated but necessary part of every business. If you have a computer, you need IT services. If you have computers, employees, and personal devices that can log in to your computers (like the VPNs discussed last week), you really need a professional IT company to help you choose your hardware, configure your network, and set up protections like encryption software to shield your company data.
What Exactly Can Encryption Software Do?
Along with protecting assets on company computers, encryption software can add protection to any device that stores vital data, like employees’ mobile devices. These devices need to be protected because they store vital company data such as emails and other company documents. An encryption app can protect photos, videos, personal files, contacts, notes, wallet cards, and audio recordings stored on mobile devices.
You can also set up a decoy password, log unauthorized login attempts, enable deterrents, back up all your passwords and get notifications whenever there is a potential brute-force attack.
Once you understand the value of good encryption software, don’t stress about how to find the one that is right for your business. Find an IT management company that is right for your business first. Their expertise will include those software programs that will best protect and defend your valuable data assets. Encryption software is not something you can just go pick up off the rack, then plug ‘n play. It’s a tool that can be explained, demonstrated, and held accountable. Overall, your IT services provider must also be accountable to you for critical business platform basics like budget, potential growth, maintenance, and training. Owners, executives, and employees should all be trained on their personal roles in company cybersecurity.
Aptica LLC does all those things, and we usually start by asking and answering questions. If you’re not sure if you have network protections like encryption software, we know how to look to find out. Give us a call.
Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2101, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 15 years in the area that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo, OH.