As a small business owner or IT professional, there will always be one more thing to do in regards to security.
With all this in mind, there are some things you can do from a security perspective to keep your company safe. While some of these tasks only require you to take action one time, others require your regular attention.
Here are some security related tasks to complete each and every week (no matter what):
- Check your network for suspicious activity. Just when you think everything is going well, you find that your network has been compromised in some way, shape, or form. If this is a concern, you need to be proactive. You need to check your network at least once a week for suspicious activity. You never know what you will come across when you keep your eyes open.
- Talk to employees. No matter how hard you try to keep your eyes on everything, there is only so much time in a day. For this reason, you need to rely on your employees to be your eyes and ears. Ask others if they have come across a security related concern. Find out more about the problem and how they resolved the issue. When you talk to employees, you never know what you’ll find.
- Change your passwords. This may seem like overkill, but changing your password once a week will go a long way in keeping your accounts safe and secure. If you want to take this to the next level, don’t hesitate to share this advice with the rest of your team. When everyone gets in the habit of doing so, it’s much easier to keep problems on the outside looking in.
What do you think of these security related tasks? Are you confident in your ability to complete each and every one on a weekly basis? It may be difficult to get into the swing of things, but you’ll be glad you did once you have a system in place.
The problem with completing weekly security tasks is this: you have a lot of other responsibilities that command your attention. For this reason, if everything is going well in regards to security, it’s easy to overlook the importance of being proactive.
Once again, this is why you need to set a schedule and stick with it no matter what. For example, you may decide to every Friday afternoon. Once this is part of your routine, you won’t be tempted to skip the task. Instead, it will become part of your day.
Final tip: if you need help completing any security related tasks, such as if you don’t have enough time, consult with an IT provider. You may find that paying for this type of service gives you peace of mind, while also freeing up more time in your schedule.
What do you think about these security related tasks? Are these important to you? Share your thoughts and advice in the comment section below.