Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Basics of Security for Computers

There are many different things that can happen with your business which would cause unnecessary delays or frustrations because of lost data. Since it is difficult to find a business that operates without a computer, it’s important for all of us to understand at least the basics of security on our computers as well as Web server security in order to make sure that everything is running properly. Of course, not all of us are going to be able to understand these things down to their smallest detail but having a basic overview can help to keep you in the loop when these security measures are being put into place.

One of the things that should always be considered for your company is going to be running the right type of encryption software. This is important, not only to help protect the documents for your company but in some cases, to stay compliant with regulations within your industry. That would be the case when you are handling sensitive customer data or medical documents. You would also want to make sure that, if anyone was operating remotely that you also have the right type of laptop data security in place. This would help keep anyone in the area from being able to tap into the laptop and scan the hard drive. Additionally, it would assist in encrypting the data which was being sent to the server so that it was not intercepted in transit as well. Although these are only a few of the things that need to be considered, they are an important part of the process if you want your data to be as secure as possible.

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