Acceptable Use Policy

When people think of network security, the first things that come to mind are hardware and software. What devices are people using? Are logins password protected? Is confidential data safe? Do we have a firewall in place? Are anti-virus systems installed? Now, while all of these are certainly important, one of the biggest network security risks are your employees and guests. An essential element for true network security is the creation of an Acceptable Use Policy. This policy document should be provided to all employees, and potentially any guests with network access, to identify exactly what is, or is not,…

Do You Need a Network Security Assessment?

Do You Need a Network Security Assessment
Security incidents are definitely on the increase. It may not be something that’s directly affected your organization. However, ignoring the potential risk is analogous to sticking your head in the sand. Ideally, at least annually, you should conduct a complete security audit to identify any risk areas and either knowingly accept the risk, or take appropriate steps to rectify the situation. Obviously, hiring an IT security specialist to locate vulnerabilities is best. However, if you cannot or won’t make that investment, here are some areas you can look at yourself. External Interactions – Identify exactly how your systems interact with…