No-Cost Data Security Tips

no cost data security tips

computer-security One of the most important components of your business is its information. The customer contacts, financial transactions, and supplier contracts that form this important data are under constant threat from hackers and malware. You already protect this information through sophisticated and expensive security software. Improve your safeguards using these no-cost physical security tips.

  • Watch where your displays are facing. Your computer screens can show such confidential information as customer credit card numbers, employee Social Security numbers, and products in development. If these displays face a window, then passersby can easily observe what is being entered either from the sidewalk outside or from the next building with binoculars. If these screens face a public corridor, then office visitors can also view the data. Position your displays so only the person using them can view what’s being entered.
  • Don’t log into public WiFi. You like to keep in touch with work even on your breaks. You also want to save money by using public WiFi on public transportation or coffeehouses. The problem is what you enter on these unsecured networks can easily be collected by hackers who don’t even have to be visible to you. Avoid such theft by not using any websites that require logins, such as your personal email account or the company database.
  • Secure old equipment. You like to buy the latest technology for your employees and yourself because it makes work more efficient. But what happens to the old smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other data access devices that you no longer use? Do you just put them in a drawer or desktop where anyone can steal them to glean what’s on their hard drives? Always put unused devices in a locked cabinet inside a locked room to which only you and a key employee have access. Schedule regular wipes of the memories of such machines before donating them to worthy causes.

If you want more information on how to improve your data security or if you have any issues with your systems, please contact us, your Long Island computer network support specialists.

5 Ways MSP IT Support and Network Support Can Help Your Business on Long Island, NYC, and New York

Have you been trying to manage your business IT yourself?

With today’s rapidly changing technology and IT support needs it’s increasingly difficult and time consuming.

Today, more and more businesses are hiring managed service providers rather than having a full IT department of their own to manage their technology needs.

If you don’t want the hassle or expense of dealing with technology issues in house, consider hiring an MSP.

Since most systems today can be managed remotely using the internet, MSPs can monitor, protect and support their customers computer systems and networks from a separate location.

Here’s 5 reasons to use an MSP:

* Receive On Demand IT Support
* Save Time, Money, and Space In-House
* Simplify Your IT Expenses & Billing
* Take Advantage of Expert IT Knowledge & Expertise
* Experience Proactive Management of Your Systems

You have enough to do without staying up nights fixing or worrying about your IT problems.

As an MSP it’s in our best interest to make sure that your systems are up and running smoothly at all times.

We offer a range of services that will save you time, money, and frustration and will help you focus on making your business more successful through better technology.

Contact the AE Technology Group and our experts will evaluate your businesses technology needs and show you how you can benefit by working with a managed service provider.