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Preventing Security Holes: Keeping Your Business Productive

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Along with the increasing dependency of technology for business productivity in most facets of our day-to-day lives, the need for computer security is growing more and more. Computers are no longer a business extravagance or even much of a choice for you if you want to be competitive in your industry. As the world of technology rolls out new innovations business owners have to stay on their toes to keep up.

Lock It Up

Stop hackers in their tracks by keeping your computer security system continually up-to-date, suggests the team at Onguard Online. Regardless of the type of software security for your computer’s operating system it all needs to be updated continually with efficiency. If you acquire a security system that updates automatically, that will be all the better, but it is still imperative that you actively stay on top of your computer’s security needs with a reputable company.

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One such company is Lifelock, offering intuitive threat protection, highly sensitive Internet monitoring, constant access to live, personal assistance, and a proactive security alert system. (More tips about keeping your identity safe and sound can be found through Lifelock on Crunchbase.com.) Being notified right away of any encroachment of your personal information will be the difference between smooth sailing and long lasting negative effects.

Securing Your Business

It is important to ensure that your IT team keeps up with the latest in computer security for laptops, mobile phones, smartphones and tablets for your business. This is important, as it relates to your computer’s operating system, and is the best way to maintain a tight technological ship without any breaches.

Ensure that your computer’s system is well protected by firewalls that help to securely limit access to your computer’s operating system. Another way to battle hackers is to involve your employees in social engineering to help them learn how to be an active part of protecting your company’s technology systems, including time management, according to Symantec.

Cell Safety

Another website, Fierce Mobile Content, reports the worst types of security breaches for mobile phones include collecting data, spying on the user, sending premium SMS messages, tracking user’s location, distributing spam, modifying settings and more. This data shows that any mobile systems you may use are every bit as vulnerable as your internal office computer system that utilizes the Internet to help you conduct business.

Being cognizant of the dangers that are lurking once you open your system is critical in procuring and implementing computer security measures that meet your company’s ongoing needs for business improvement. Locking up your personal information and your business’s sensitive information is key in ensuring you have a future free of flaws. To keep your computer system safe, healthy and moving along smoothly, set up a protection system based on the tips suggested above and you will have the power to fight hackers with awareness and assistance from outside services.

Alan Bryan was born and raised near Silicon Valley, Alan’s parent’s had high hopes for him. Those hopes did not include gaming. Fortunately, Alan was able to channel his love of gaming into a career as a journalist…focusing on gaming. Both Alan and his parents have accepted this compromise.

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