When your computer network’s security is working well and keeping your business safe, it’s easy to not think about it because you don’t realize how many times each day it has protected your company’s infrastructure from the various threats that exist in the cyber world. Just because you’re feeling safe doesn’t necessarily mean that you are. Even if your business has a strong security platform, you will still need to perform regular security maintenance and scans.
Basic Security Can Be Easy
Performing security maintenances on your network is easy enough that even a basic computer user can do them with the correct instruction. Tasks like performing virus and malware scans, keeping antivirus software updated, testing and installing security patches, and updating permissions for access points, all play key roles in keeping your network safe. If you fail to perform any of these responsibilities, then your company’s sensitive information is at serious risk.
Basic security maintenances can be easy to do, and because you don’t feel the stress from threats if your security is doing its job, then you may be in danger of lowering your guard and putting off your maintenance responsibilities, thus, putting your system at risk. Being human means that we will put off tasks that are time consuming and tedious (like security maintenance), especially if we lack a sense of urgency because we don’t perceive the threats to be eminent. This lack of enthusiasm to perform easy maintenances will make it easy to put off carrying out your security responsibilities if you come across something else that feels more urgent.
Don’t Cut Corners
A common scenario of network security being too easy is when a business has a fast approaching deadline or project that requires everybody in the company to work on it, even the employee responsible for network security. By diverting your human resources in this manner, you will be able to get your important project completed on time, but it will be at the cost of keeping your network security procedures followed as they should.
The reason it’s so important to stay on top of maintenances like installing security patches is because they are time-sensitive. There are new malwares and viruses hitting the web every day that are designed to take penetrate your system’s vulnerabilities. Security software designers work tirelessly to stay ahead of the latest threats by creating security patches in real time. They will then release these patches as quickly as possible to protect users from these new threats.
Know Exactly What Needs to Happen
The longer company’s delay installing the latest security patches and updates the greater the risk of their network getting hit with a virus that could have been easily prevented. When your network is crippled by a virus and production is halted, your seemingly-important project deadline is now the least of your worries. It may seem like a fairly insignificant job to regularly go down your security checklist, but if you don’t perform your security tasks as required, then you will be the one blamed for a security breach that could have disastrous financial and legal consequences for your company.
Of course, if you don’t have the time or resources to do the required security maintenances, or if your business is busy and you would rather divert human resources to work on projects that generate revenue, then call Quikteks at PHONENUMBER and talk to us about outsourcing these maintenances with our managed IT services. With our remote monitoring and maintenance tools, we are able to keep your network secure and up-to-date by carrying out the required security practices from our end. This way, you will never again put your system at risk by neglecting to do something easy.