No matter how large the headlines over the latest malware, viruses or online attacks, or how well your company provides IT training, employees in a growing workforce remain the biggest weak point. They can bring in personal memory sticks or devices loaded with viruses, open up spam emails or visit rogue websites on work machines, and far worse, often with no realisation that they are creating a threat to your company’s IT Security.
All it takes is one rogue pop-up or someone opening an “urgent” email with a malware-laden batch file or Office document and the whole business could be held for digital ransom, or have data including company accounts or customer records stolen, leaving you dangerously exposed.
Small companies often grow their IT and PC hardware in an ad-hoc and as-needed manner, which also creates weaknesses that hackers can exploit. Within this chaos it is easy to have PCs not updating essential security patches, users working on different operating systems or Office versions, which creates incompatibilities, and if they all use different antivirus or malware software, protecting the business can be a challenge for anyone responsible for IT.
Integrated IT protection as a whole requires some internal effort, staff and budget, or you can look to bring in external proactive IT support. We can spot the weak points in your business and help bring in a coherent and practical defence and management system that is easy to maintain and monitor.
For smaller businesses with no specialised IT staff, the risk is even greater. That’s why cyber security training and IT security training are just some of the services we offer along with technical support like IT contingency planning, data backup and recovery, email security and so on.
Whatever your line of business, any company with growing IT assets can benefit from bringing in external specialists. We can help standardise your software and hardware to make work more efficient, we can advise on the best security patterns and suggest cloud services that can streamline office and business processes, and save the business substantial capital in the long term. If you have no formal IT team or structures, then outsourcing can free people up to focus on their main role in the business, and with 24/7 expert help on hand, we can manage services remotely, saving on the cost of callouts traditionally associated with remote IT support.
Get in touch to find out how we can help secure your business and help your workers use IT safely, along with many other technology benefits we can suggest. We are used to helping all sizes of forward-looking companies benefit from better use of IT, as well as securing their data against threats or the type of accidental damage that can cripple any business.