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How to Boost Your Network Security for the New Year

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One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

The new year means a lot of things to everyone, whether it’s the chance to finally get in shape and use that gym membership, finally get to the bottom of your Netflix queue, or finally start flossing twice a day. The new year also means a lot of things for your network security! One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

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The Benefits of Professional Network Management

Network ManagementAs a small business owner, whether you’re in Maryland or any other part of the country, you know that there’s only one thing keeping your systems connected and communicating with the world at large: Your network. Aside from connecting you to the world, you network stores valuable files, client information, and personal data so keeping it up and running, and secure, is of paramount importance. But why do it all on your own while running a business? Working Nets is here with some of the perks of professional network management.

Minimize Network Downtime

Every small business’s worst nightmare, one their sure to experience at least a handful of times, is a downed network, which can bring even the most productive day to a screeching halt. Fortunately, with professional network management, you’ve got a team of qualified experts monitoring your network around the clock, preventing network collapse whenever possible, and quickly restoring it to operational capacity if it goes down.

Device Configuration Management

Professional network management services have the power to conduct quick and accurate inventories of every network-connected device at any time. This allows them to better identify problem devices, inappropriate network use, and security threats. Additionally, network management for your small business ensures that all your connected devices will be kept up to date with the latest security software, and will be properly configured to interface as efficiently as possible with every other device in your system. .

Optimized Network Security

Keeping your small business’s data secure is of paramount importance. There aren’t only your interests at stake either. Because most business’s networks store some amount of client information, you’ve also got to look out for the sensitive data of your loyal customers. Professional network management ensures that your network’s security protocols are constantly up-to-date, and that you have a team of experienced cybersecurity professionals standing by, ready to disable any threat that comes your way.

Get Professional Network Management with Working Nets

We’re a Maryland based company with years of experience managing networks of both large and small businesses, as well as a team of highly dedicated, well-trained technical experts who stay on the cutting edge of network management so you don’t have to.

To talk to someone about network management for your small business, give us a call at (443) 992-7394. We’d be happy to assist you with your professional business networking needs.

You can also visit WorkingNets.com and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Google+

Data Breaches: What Causes Them and How Can I Stay Protected?

With all of the vital, private information stored in your network, protecting yourself from data breaches is one of the most important aspects of your business. But in order to prevent data breaches, you first need to learn what exactly causes them. They are blamed on a number of different things: are they a system malfunction, or are they human error? Read on to find out Working Nets’ take on data breaches and what you can do to shield yourself from them.

 Data BreachesDo Employees Contribute to Data Breaches?

According to the 2011 Cost of Data Breach Study, 39 percent of organizations could cite negligence on the part of employees as the cause of their data breaches. If an employee of your company is either unaware of how to prevent data breaches or they go about instigating a data breach themselves, much of your valuable information could be put into jeopardy. One of the reasons that employee data breaches have become more and more prevalent is due to the changing nature of technology. Cloud computing networks and mobile devices mean that employees can now gain access to company information away from the safely monitored in-office network.

Another leading cause of data breaches is the more familiar method of a hacking attack. By targeting your network, hackers can infiltrate your data system and steal important information, including credit card information, personal identification numbers, and email passwords. The breakdown of which industries experience what type of data breach falls into clear categories: non-financial businesses (i.e. healthcare groups) experience higher levels of employee data breaches, while financial institutions more often experience outside hacking attacks.

So how can you work to protect your network from a severe data breach? IT experts from Working Nets can create a data protection solution customized for the exact nature of your network. Being prepared for an impending breach is the best line of defense, and a well-maintained network will also avoid many of the other problems that could disrupt the functionality of your business on a day-to-day basis.

To talk to someone about data breaches and security and disaster preparedness  for your small business, give us a call at (443) 992-7394. We’d be happy to assist you with your professional business networking needs.

You can also visit WorkingNets.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+

 

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http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-and-breaches/hack-attacks-now-leading-cause-of-data-breaches/d/d-id/1102238?

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