BASIC STEPS TO ENHANCE YOUR COMPUTER SECURITY

BASIC STEPS TO ENHANCE YOUR COMPUTER SECURITY

Written by Scott Hall on . Posted in Computer Security, Technology

It’s easy in today’s world to forget about computer security.

Do you constantly have problems with viruses?  Does it seem like you can’t see an end to all the pop-ups, unwanted prompts and laggy programs?  You’re probably not keeping your computer very safe.  It’s easy in today’s world to forget about computer security, because you use it in the comfort of your own home or office.  It gives the illusion of safety.  In reality, there are a lot of nasty viruses out there that exist solely to make your life more difficult.  So, read on to see some simple tips that will help tremendously in the fight against viruses.

  • Don’t use Internet Explorer as your main browser.

 

No.  I promise it’s not easier to understand.  It’s hard for a lot of people to accept that, considering how long IE has been around, and how it comes pre-downloaded on most computers.  But IE isn’t nearly as secure as a lot of newer browsers, like Chrome or Firefox.  And, Chrome allows you to customize your browser to your liking using extensions.  There are even extensions that can enhance readability on your browser by using interesting techniques that make your brain work faster.  Just give it a shot!

 

  • Do extensive research before downloading anything at all.

 

You’ve got about three options when you first get your computer in regards to what you’re allowed to download without research: Chrome, Microsoft Office, and an antivirus program (and even then, you should look for something certified).  If your computer is for office use only, these are generally all you’ll need, anyway, unless your company says otherwise.  With any other download, make sure you do a quick Google search asking about its reliability.  Sometimes, if something is insecure, the first result will warn you away from it.

 

  • Install a firewall.

 

If you’re unfamiliar, a firewall is just a security system that runs whatever you come across through a filter before your computer really starts to use it.  Websites, downloads and other daily interactions are run through your factory-installed firewall all the time.  Every Windows computer, for example, has a ready-to-go firewall built-in–they’d never leave you completely unprotected.  But this isn’t always enough, and isn’t built to last.  A sturdy firewall will worker harder and faster than the one Windows gives you.

 

  • Need help with your computer security?  SOS Technology Group is here to assist.

 

SOS Technology Group is a full-service IT consulting company focused on delivering IT Services and Solutions to businesses across the USA. We offer specialized, highly customized technology solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Our experienced team will be able to assist you in creating a practical, sustainable IT infrastructure for your business, from helping develop your overall IT Strategy down to implementing a fully functional network in your environment.   We offer a range of IT Consulting and IT Outsourcing services including Network Management, Dedicated Servers and Managed Services, customized to meet your unique business needs, so you can stop worrying about technology and focus on your business.   Give us a call at 410-559-7020 or contact us here to get started. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.

What is Mobile Security Monitoring and What Does it Offer?

Written by SOS Tech Group on . Posted in Blog, Security, Technology

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The basic idea of mobile security monitoring is that security can be convenient and accessible, while still being effective.  Is it right for your business?

You’re probably well aware of the Hollywood portrayal of security camera systems.  There’s usually one man, alone in a room, watching a multitude of screens at once.  However, in 2017, that image is not relevant.  That’s because we’ve upgraded security cameras to IP security cameras, which can easily be accessed from one screen.  However, there is also the option of viewing these tapes outside of the office.  Mobile security monitoring is the future of surveillance–here’s how it can help you.

Is it Possible For Malware to Travel Through Your Router?

Written by SOS Tech Group on . Posted in Blog, Computer Security, Technology

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More often than not, your entire business functions on just a few routers.  Concern over malware and viruses is completely valid.

If you have a business, you know that malware and viruses can be completely devastating to your digital world.  More often than not, your entire business functions on just a few routers.  Concern over malware and viruses is completely natural and valid.  And it’s understandable that you have serious questions about whether or not your router can house malware, spreading it throughout your business.  Worried you may be at risk?  Read on to learn more about how malware can affect your router.

Why Should You Upgrade the Network Design for Your Business?

Written by SOS Tech Group on . Posted in Blog, Infrastructure Management, Technology

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When you think about the phrase network design, what comes to mind? Can you remember the last time that you fiddled with your business’s network?

When you think about the phrase network design, what comes to mind? Can you remember the last time that you fiddled with your business’s network? The good news is that a custom network design through SOS Technology can completely transform the way that your business uses your network. Why should you upgrade your network design?

Is Your Business Way Overdue For an IT Audit?

Written by SOS Tech Group on . Posted in Blog, Cloud Hosting, Data Archiving, Technology

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If you hope to have a successful business, you’re going to need to invest in an IT audit. Read on to find out if you need a technological checkup.

An IT audit is not as scary as it sounds–in fact, it can help tremendously in your quest to succeed as a business.  And, as with everything, updates need to be made in order to keep up with the industry.  You may be under the assumption that if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.  However, just because something isn’t broken, doesn’t mean it’s not outdated.  If you hope to have a successful business, you’re going to need to invest in an IT audit.  Read on to find out if you need a technological checkup.

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