What kind of security software and backups do I need for Home Company?

What sort of security software and backups do I need for a home business?

Technology manufacturers cater to two extremely large sectors with very different needs: home consumers and businesses. You’ll be working in the SoHo (small office, home office) sector. Here home technology reigns supreme because most single owners don’t want professional business systems with all of the related costs and complexities. In some circumstances, complications are unavoidable. Backup and security software, as you are aware, are among them, as is coping with data protection rules. However, because you’ll be a home-based company, I propose that you make use of as many home-based technologies as possible. You could move to a more business-oriented strategy if you need to expand. When that time comes, you’ll have a much clearer idea of what you need.

Data privacy-What digital security experts wish you knew about

What digital security experts wish you knew about data privacy

Digital security becomes more important every year, especially when it comes to our mobile apps. Many people use apps for entertainment, navigation, fitness, and social networking, yet they have a reputation for being difficult to trust. Unfortunately, even if you tell an app to stop tracking you, there’s no way to know for sure. No data privacy is foolproof in today’s world of ever-evolving technology. If the firm behind it is sold, changes direction, or gets compromised due to a defect, an app that performs well today might become a terrible actor tomorrow. With that in mind, now is the time to strengthen your defenses.

Is Your Business Backed Up and Secure?

What Is Your Data Worth? Whether you actively use it, or it just sits here, your data is worth quite a bit to your company. After all, your data is made up of a combination of all the work that your people have done, marketing information filled with PII, and sensitive information of your staff, prospects, and clients. What would happen if that data were to get stolen or lost?  Let me tell you what it would mean by telling you a story. A nameless business rents out office space on the corner of two very busy streets. One day, shortly after everyone in the office had gone home for the day, a man driving a truck out of control, jumped the curb and ran directly into the building, destroying the company’s entire server room. The first thing you may think is, “Is he okay?” The second thought you have should be, “What does that have to do with their cybersecurity?” Hold that thought. In one scenario, the company has just onsite backups and when the truck blasts through the building’s facade and into the server room, those onsite backups are no use against the force of a runaway truck. All the hardware in the server room is destroyed. In another scenario, the company uses a BDR to back their data up and in the cloud, when the truck blasts through the server room, the hardware is destroyed, but the data is still available, backed up in the cloud. This business survives while the other fails.  That right there is why the BDR is superior.  How BDR Fits Into Cybersecurity Strategies For some, the retention of data would be value enough out of a BDR, but for an organization that is concerned as much in the continuity of their business as they are on the security of their data, the BDR offers a way to secure critical data outside your organization’s network.  Cybersecurity strategies dictate that all data that is vital to the sustainability and continuity of your business be stored in multiple places; specifically, outside of your network. The BDR with its ability to push data to outside data centers fulfills this requirement, and helps promote data security. Furthermore, because the backups are stored offsite and outside the network, it works as a failsafe against critical situations like a ransomware attack.  If you would like to ensure that your data is secure and available in the case of a disaster, whether it be a runaway truck crash or ransomware, contact the IT consultants at SRS Networks to talk about getting your organization a BDR. Call us today at (831) 758-3636 for more.