Chances are that the latter is the case for you, as it is the case for countless other businesses. The last thing you want is for this data to be accessed by somebody it shouldn’t be, or for it to go missing. What, then, can you do to keep your IT systems secure?
As FM consultants, we’re always looking at ways we can make your business more productive, cost-effective, and time efficient. However, when it comes to your IT security, it’s also important that you take the time to research what’s going to ensure your data is protected. Cloud computing, for example, is great for day-to-day productivity, but not as secure as other services.
Knowing your IT weaknesses is an important step towards strengthening them. Weak passwords are the cause of many a security breach, yet creating a strong password is so simple. Educate your employees on the importance of their passwords, get them to use a password generator, and make sure that those passwords are changed on a regular basis.
Keeping your valuable data on one central server is good as it reduces the risk of theft, but it’s also dangerous as it means there’s only one point of failure. It’s a good idea to keep encrypted back ups of your data off-site, in case your office is ever subject to damage or theft.
It’s vital that you know exactly who has access to what data, and that if any of these people leave the company that you update your security systems to reflect the change. Keep good records of this information, and also ensure that your employees receive regular training regarding data protection.
When it comes to data protection, you need to strike a balance between best practice and productivity. This piece of advice is one that FM consultants are always bearing in mind when they approach any area of facilities management. If you think that your business could benefit from a consultant’s help in your IT department, then get in touch with the experts at Blueshark Consulting.
Blueshark Consulting delivers unique solutions to the obstacles facing businesses every day. The innovative facilities management solutions we provide ensure that our clients are on track and kept one step ahead of their competitors. Thanks to the diverse experience of our team, we fulfil various key roles for our clients according to their needs, from procurement specialist to management consultant. Our level of expertise and knowledge far outweighs any of our competitors and we have the track record to back it up.