Do You Keep Your Business Network Fitness Up?
- A fit network begins with cybersecurity awareness
- A healthy network has a proactive defensive plan
- Five things to do now to keep network fitness up
- Visionary network fitness from this resource
If you’re like most, you love feeling healthy and ready to go at a moment’s notice. You spare no expense on fitness because your goal is to stay ahead of the game. With your devotion to being in shape, would you ever consider slacking off and letting your body go? Of course not!
Could you imagine what would happen to your network if it didn’t have a fitness plan that gets regularly used? Blake Schwank, Chief Executive Officer with Colorado Computer Support, shares a few network fitness secrets in today’s ‘Cyber Saturday’ video.
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A Fit Network Begins With Cybersecurity Awareness
The best definition of a fit network comes down to your view of cybersecurity awareness. For the record, CA is a system of practices, processes, and technologies designed to protect your applications, data, computers, and networks from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Keeping your network in top shape requires following cybersecurity best practices regularly.
- Identification Procedures
- Personal & Physical Security
- Password Policies
- Data Privacy Policies
- Business Continuity
- Disaster Recovery
- Cybersecurity Training
- Compliance Review
Do note that your technology has transformed how you conduct business and benefits your customers, clients, and staff. However, to keep your organization’s data and customer information from being at risk, you must ensure your network is secure and stays fit.
A Healthy Network Has A Proactive Defensive Plan
Keeping your network healthy also requires establishing a proactive defensive plan. That blueprint adds a unique defense system because you provide continuous attention and monitoring. Those ongoing steps create a thicker wall of protection around your entire IT infrastructure.
- Build a security foundation
- Thorough and practical training & policies
- Human element active testing
- Security-minded data policies
- Independent Reviews
- White hat penetration tests
- Ongoing education and re-assessment of security strategy
Over time you will discover your defensive plan has become an offensive strategy. Rigorously watching and monitoring your network seals any holes or gaps in your security. With those gaps closed off and secured, it makes it difficult trying to breach a locked-down system.
5 Things To Do Now To Keep Network Fitness Up
Across your company, there are areas in your infrastructure that most will never see or know exists. Taking control of your network gives you a complete view of your system and who should and shouldn’t have access to sensitive data. Begin by implementing these steps:
- Restrict administrator privileges by activity and person
- On-time procedures: back-ups, patches, updates
- Implement a more robust password management
- Blacklist dangerous software and unsafe websites
- Whitelist software installations on critical devices
At first, you may experience some pushback in implementing these five steps. Regardless of any negative feedback, you receive. Your network can only remain secure when proactive steps replace the lack of setting up and using a network fitness plan.
Colorado Computer Support Provides Visionary Network Fitness
Your computer network comprises many systems that must work together for your business to run smoothly. If one of your systems breaks down, it can have a ripple effect across your organization that causes other systems to go offline indefinitely.
For your computer network to remain fit, it must have ongoing maintenance and updating to run smoothly. Colorado Computer Support can help you do just that. Contact us today or call (719) 310-3035 and schedule a meeting.