Celebrate National Computer Security Day with Three Easy Steps

November 30, 2017 | Post by Jaime McQuade | 0 Comments

National Computer Security Day

National Computer Security Day is an annual event celebrated on November 30th since 1988, back when computers were starting to become much more commonplace. Now, computers are everywhere – at home, at work and even in our pockets. Computer security is more important than ever.

Celebrate National Computer Security Day and protect your company today with three simple steps:

Better Define Your Cloud Strategy

A one-size-fits-all cloud strategy does not work for all organizations. Not having a properly designed cloud strategy that best fits the needs for your business leaves all of the data that you have saved on the cloud vulnerable to cyberattacks. In fact, in a recent survey, cloud security was the top concern for IT professionals.

Diversifying your cloud strategy by working with a managed cloud partner can help add an extra level of security by providing 24/7/365 monitoring for threats and data breaches.

Update Your Employees' Operating System

If you have been put off a mandatory company-wide operating system update for whatever reason, you are putting the safety of your company at risk, leaving employees computers vulnerable to malware attacks. Protect your employees computers, and all of your company’s data, by creating mandatory operating systems updated to the most recent version for all employees. 

Macs that were purchased between 2009 and now should be operating on MacOS 10.13 High Sierra. Windows systems should be using Windows 10.

Protect Your Internet of Things

These days, just about everything is connected to the internet. Utilities, security, building access and more can now all be controlled using Internet of Things (IoT). While IoT is designed to save money and provide safety, it can also create vulnerabilities. Cyberattackers target unprotected IoT devices that can then wreak havoc on businesses by exposing sensitive data and putting entire networks at risk.

Taking the time to secure IoT devices and make sure that they are operating on the strongest internet connection possible before any damage is done can help to save your company money and a whole lot of headaches

It is important to take any opportunity to thwart cyberattacks and data breaches wherever possible. What better time to start than on National Computer Security Day?

Are you being proactive with your computer security? Let us know in the comments how your are protecting your computer and data.

The content and opinions posted on this blog and any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors, not those of CompuCom.

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    Jaime McQuade

    Jaime McQuade joined CompuCom in December 2016 as a Content Producer. She is focused on digital marketing and content creation.

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