The following steps you should follow in maintaining the security of your IT Infrastructure / Network.
Find experts, conduct an IT assessment/audit and planning of your IT Infrastructure.
Now you have recognized the need to secure your IT infrastructure, you may not know where to start and how to scale your network. So now you could ask IT Experts to perform a security audit for you.
IT Experts can find the gaps in your system and make recommendations on how you should fix those issues.
Define and Implement IT security policies.
Your IT administrators should have a set of policies defined and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the users. All users should be aware and trained on how to use IT Devices and follow policies. Ensure that guidelines are issued to all users that cover all areas of IT security policy.
Enforce a strong password policy.
Your IT security norms should include a strong password policy for Emails, PC Logins, etc. If you are using some popular products for email or servers there is a provision to setup a policy for password creation for all users.
Back-up your data - Most Important. Don't Ignore it.
Fire, Theft, Systems Hacked, Data breach of any kind can affect your business profitability. Having a data backup solution will help you in any incident of data loss of any kind. You should keep one local backup and secondary backup in other location or cloud.
Your IT Administrator should keep frequent checks on backups, nowadays advanced backup software's have alert features which keeps you informed on backup completed successfully or backup failed.
There are various solutions for backup Local USB HDD, Tape, Network Hard Disk (NAS), Cloud Backup and advanced backup solutions for servers and desktops.
Keep your anti-virus software updated.
Ransomware, Malware and viruses are biggest threat to your IT infrastructure. Some of them are even sophisticated enough to bypass the basic security. Your anti-virus software should be up to date to provide active protection for spam mails, virus and malware attacks.
Additional security can alo be implemented with firewall UTM Device.
Keep your workstations and software update.
Any IT infrastructure has a collection software installed on computers including server, laptops and workstations, so these computer need to have their own individual security measures.
Your IT Infrastructure should have a firewall.
The firewall is the set of programs that protect your network’s resources from users in other networks. It looks at data or web traffic to decide if it should be forwarded to its destination or not and blocks unauthorized user access to sensitive information. You can go for basic to advanced Firewall with additional protection features depending on your infrastructure requirement and budget. As Firewall UTM devices come with Subscription.
Audit your Servers regularly.
Servers are the the most important component of your IT Infrastructure, It manages all your users, security and central data stored on it. It needs to be secured and protected and backed up. If server crashes all users are affected, so you should have a disaster recovery procedure in place to ensure minimum downtime.
To prevent this from happening, you should perform an audit of your server and focus on aspects such as user database, file sharing permissions, password standards. All these things should be documented for easy recovery.
Safeguard mobile devices used by Users in Office. (BYOD)
Your employees may be using their mobile devices to access company data or emails. This might be a security issue as these endpoints could go unmonitored. You should have a Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software in place to have control over the BYOD Devices.
Separate your guest computers from main networks access.
To reduce security risks to your IT infrastructure, you should restrict the use of your main network only to employees of your company. If your guests need access to Wi-Fi while they’re at your office, you could setup a guest wireless ssid for them.
Outsource IT-related processes and systems.
Your business can outsource your IT infrastructure management to an Expert IT service vendor as per your requirements. Tthey can help you with your IT processes, get suggestions from IT Experts and they will design secure and efficient IT solutions for your organization.
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