Embedding IT Security in Your Company Culture

IT security should be a priority for your company, but helping your employees to this is not an easy task.

You will need to make changes to your entire working culture by introducing set rules and structures in the form of a comprehensive IT policy, but ensuring this is carried out, and becomes an integral part of your company ethos can be difficult. Here are some key ways that you can manage a shift towards good IT security practice, while making it as simple and effective as possible for your whole organisation…

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Back Ups and Disaster Recovery

When catastrophe strikes you need to be able to rely on a robust disaster recovery strategy, and backing up your data is the best way to ensure your business keeps going.

Disaster Recovery is about ensuring your business is back to full operational capacity in the smallest time frame possible, should something go wrong. Businesses hold so much valuable and crucial information, that should it be lost, could result in dire consequences.

If you do suffer any data loss, a reliable back up allows you to retrieve your information quickly and get your company operational again. It’s important to remember that there’s more than just data at stake when disaster strikes. Time, money and productivity are all on the line, with the potential for damaged business reputation should your clients’ suffer as a result.

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Developing an IT Policy in Your Organisation

Yours and your clients’ data is only ever as secure as your company’s IT policy.

By creating a comprehensive and thorough IT policy for your company, you should be aiming to address at least some of the more obvious ways your company could be compromised through your use of IT. Thinking about the way your team uses technology, and the data that you store, you should be able to bolster your security while reassuring clients that their private data is safe with your organisation.

Here are some starting points for you work from when creating your own company IT policy…
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Collaborative Working with Office 365

As we touched on in an earlier blog about the benefits of Office365, one of the key selling points of the software platform is the capability it provides businesses with for collaborative and cooperative working. There are a number of tools designed specifically to help teams work together on projects, whether they are in the same room, or on opposite sides of the world. We want to highlight some of the key offerings from Microsoft in Office365 to help your company become more flexible in its working habits, as well as more productive…
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