Safe IT Starts With You

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Data security is one of the biggest concerns in the business world. Everyone in your company is using mobile devices, sending and receiving emails, and using the web--which means that everyone in your company is responsible for the safety and security of your information. How can you make sure that your data stays safe with that many people involved? The truth is that safe IT starts with you.

Managed IT Services is Safe IT

Imagine what would happen if you didn't manage your IT or your employees' web use at all. You'd probably be hit with crippling viruses within minutes, not to mention have your company's crucial data stolen and held for ransom by that infamous ransomware. Luckily, that doesn't have to happen. By staying vigilant and finding an ally in a managed IT services provider, you can make sure that your data is always safe. How? It all comes down to the right information and the right practices--which means that safe IT starts with you.

Before your employees and your IT services department can know how to protect vital information, you have to have a good idea of what you're facing out there in the digital world. Take, for example, these three important tips that any managed IT services expert will be quick to tell you.

  1. *Always* apply updates. Updates often include new protection against the latest threats, so don't make your browsers and software vulnerable by procrastinating.
  2. Keep an eye out for malvertising. Malvertising involves ads, software downloads, or website links that actually contain viruses. Ad block is an important part of protecting against malvertising, but so is proper education about what to click and what not to click.
  3. Be wary of social media. Social media scams are on the rise, highjacking machines, sending out scam messages, and stealing data. Don't be caught unaware.

Whether you knew these IT tips or not, it's important to remember that there's always something new to learn when it comes to protecting against the latest threats. Remember, IT safety starts with you.

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