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July 12th 2019

Network security

Firstly, do you store data on your network? If the answer is yes, then it’s worth making sure you know what else is sitting there.

Is your data on the same network as your wifi?

If your sensitive network information can be accessed wirelessly, is that wireless secure? Is access monitored to make sure only those who need to use it can?

It’s worth making sure nobody can be rooting through your information without even being in the same room, especially if the next question applies.

Does the public connect to that network?

If the public can access the same network that your main computers are on, it could open you up to a possible attack from somebody with malicious intent.

Make sure you have a suitable workaround in place. This doesn’t necessarily require a separate internet connection, and can even be managed so members of the public don’t use up all your bandwidth!

Are all your devices secure on the network?

This can mean a great many things. Are all the programs you run safe, secure and up to date? Do you have Antivirus software installed? – are scans conducted regularly? Above all else, is everything password protected that should be?

Do you have a firewall in place to prevent access to the world wide web?

Most routers these days do, but not all are created equal. If you’re especially concerned about attacks from the web, make sure you have a router that can protect you.

Do you check anything new?

Downloading something from the web, opening an email attachment, or plugging in a USB – all of these are things that should be scanned as soon as you get them – if not immediately, then on a separate device that isn’t on your main network, just to make sure there’s nothing dodgy on board.

Need help? Got a question about your network security? Contact our tech team today.

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