- Install and activate an anti-virus/anti-spyware product on each system. These must be kept up-to-date.
- Develop and maintain a "culture of security" within the business.
- Develop and maintain policies and procedures for staff that use your company's resources.
- Use anti-spam solutions to limit the amount of malicious content reaching your staff.
- Ensure that if mobile devices are used in the course of business they are secured following best practices.
Often your most valuable asset is your customer's information. Failure to protect it could have an impact on the reputation of your business and subsequently its overall value.
Many companies are increasingly doing business via the internet and via mobile devices, as online commerce allows them to access the four corners of the globe. The increased availability of online services comes with increased risk. Providing a secure environment for critical transactions is vital in building and maintaining customer confidence and trust. Businesses need to make sure they put in place effective security and that staff are aware of how to use mobile devices and the internet in a secure way.
For many businesses it is their virtual assets - the data and information stored on their computers and fileservers - that are the most valuable and often irreplaceable assets. Protection of these assets is an issue for all businesses. Failure to do so can lead to legal, reputational and financial liabilities.