A breach in your security systems or failure to backup could jeopardise your business’ productivity and profitability.
Every year you should take time to secure your data to prevent panic should your computer systems fail. The eﬀectiveness of backups relies on frequency and the type of technology used.
For long-term solutions, avoid using USB and external hard drives as they need to be regularly updated for new files, and can easily be lost or misused.
Instead, consider switching to cloud storage. Cloud servers allow instant backups and sharing on multiple devices, and you only pay for what you use.
When you update your backups, also take stringent security measures to protect yourself against online threats. Viruses, worms and hackers are threats to your data.
Conduct a security audit with an IT professional to understand the vulnerable parts of your IT infrastructure. You should encrypt sensitive data, limit employee access to certain files and download anti-virus systems to prevent a security breach.
If you have any questions about your IT security, contact the Walshs team and we can put you in touch with IT consultants we use and highly recommend.
Call Walshs on 07-3221 5677.
As this advice is general in nature please do not hesitate to contact one of our adviser accountants or financial planning advisers if you have a query that is specific to your circumstances.