IT services providers in Houston approach security from a position which takes into account as many variables as possible. There are dozens of different specific security protocols and solutions, but they can primarily be categorized under three primary security pillars:
Security of the network
Security of information
Security of the Network
IT services providers in Houston will often expend a great deal of energy ensuring network security as best as they can. The network has a differing level of vulnerability when compared to other levels of operations, as an infected network can undermine everything. For this reason, many tech experts advise operational compartmentalization so aspects of the network can be isolated in the event of intrusion. Additionally, strong firewalls should be put in place for the protection of the network, as should Mobile Device Management (MDM). Mobile devices used specifically and incidentally will likely impact your network. If you don’t have some security protocol in place, you’re apt to be undermined.
Security of Information
Encryption is the chief word to consider here because it tends to tell the story rather well. Your information needs to be secured, whether it be physical or digital. Data is apt to exist in number of locations, including the cloud, including internal servers, and including personal/mobile devices. Access is one of the primary ways that information is secured. Internal and external access should be closely monitored, and only those with requisite credentials should have it. The integrity of data must be preserved through means of storage. The data must be easily available as necessary for operational reasons. Lastly, the data must have proper levels of confidentiality–all of which are security solutions best facilitated via MSP.
Cybersecurity doesn’t always directly involve digital protection protocols. A great deal of cybersecurity has to do with the internal education of your employees as regards things like phishing scams and ransomware. There are a variety of threats out there waiting for ignorant or uninformed employees to provide them access to your network. It turns out that the greatest security threats develop internally, and one of the best ways to safeguard against this is to institute security education at regular intervals, as both the threats and security solutions your business will face are going to continue transitioning over time.
The technology goalposts are always moving forward, and keeping abreast of them requires professional assistance. IT services in Houston from ICS can help you institute effective information, cybersecurity, and network security protocols. Contact us now for the latest in tech security, as well as a full suite of professional technology solutions.