Great! you say. What the heck is that? you wonder. You’ve heard me say many times there are so many ways to hack these days. Well, there are also many ways to prevent losing your data, and that technology changes (because it has to) all the time. Knowing the latest and greatest encryption protections should be a part of your IT services.
Information Technology (IT) is a complicated but necessary part of every business anymore. If you have a computer, you need IT services. If you have computers, employees, and personal devices that can log in to your computers, you really need a professional IT company to help you choose your hardware, configure your network, then set up protections like firewalls and data encryption to shield your company data. Learn more about encryption software at https://windowsreport.com/laptop-encryption-software/.
I hear you groaning but outsourcing your technology to an IT company is as much a part of doing business as having adequate insurance. Good IT management is a form of insurance exactly because of data protection.
What Should I Expect IT Services To Include?
First and foremost, you should get a virtual Chief Information Officer (a fractional vCIO). Your vCIO should be that person who is explaining all aspects of your IT services to you, especially the importance of cybersecurity. Encryption software is not something you can just go pick up off the rack, then plug ‘n play. But it is a tool that can be explained, demonstrated, and held accountable. And 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 in how to spot potential hack attacks and phishing scams.
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 2001, 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.