The same is true for your data systems. It seems you can’t go a week without hearing about another security breach or hack attack in the news. We’ve all read about them, and unfortunately, the odds are we’ve all been impacted by them at some point. The best thing we can do to prevent these attacks from having a major impact is to protect our systems with multiple layers of protection. Gone are the days when having antivirus software alone is sufficient.
For 2016, I strongly urge you to do a top-to-bottom review of the security of your data systems:
- Computers and servers should have a combination of antivirus, antimalware and firewall software.
- Networks should have locked down firewalls and routers.
- Email systems should have spam protection and you should have some method of monitoring for spoofed emails.
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