Network security is paramount to businesses large and small. When network security is jeopardized, organizations are not only exposed to substantial economic losses, but in many cases, they are also exposed to significant data loss. Network security is characterized by its confidentiality (accessible only to authorized persons), and its availability (stable and available at all times.)
Catapult Tech Solutions recommends that small businesses outsource these network security services to decrease the risk of cyber-attacks. We suggest you start with dependable antivirus software and user training to help all employees understand the importance of cybersecurity. As your computer experts, we also recommend you keep all software updated, perform frequent software audits, and create and implement an IT roadmap for quick troubleshooting.
What is an IT Roadmap?
An IT Roadmap is a plan in which you describe how you want to achieve short- and long-term goals through technology. This kind of plan generally provides essential information that helps organizations expedite troubleshooting and reduce downtime. An IT roadmap is also the basis for strategic planning that allows you to:
- Identify and eliminate system vulnerabilities
- Budget for improvements to network security
- Simplify life cycle management
- Seamlessly integrate IT initiatives
Basically, an IT roadmap is as vital as a business plan itself because it helps you manage your business from top to bottom. Part of an IT roadmap is having a disaster recovery plan as well.
What is a Disaster Recovery Plan and Why do You Need One?
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a necessary facet for any business’s network security, focusing on the restoration of the IT systems and infrastructure that support critical business processes after disruptive events. A DRP isn’t only for fires, floods, and other natural disasters. A disaster could be the result of any significant damage to a part of operations, the total loss of an installation, or the inability of employees to access facilities. This could be due to a weather event, a health contingency, a strike, or even a cyberattack.
Catapult Tech Solutions continually monitor and maintain security to avoid disaster. Our Managed Security Services ensures your network is always up to date and working properly.
How to Protect Your Company’s Network Security
Network security is one of the most crucial components of a successful business in today’s world of advancing technology. Here are a few steps that are important to establish regardless of organizational size or industry.
- Understand how to troubleshoot and manage your current hardware and software.
- Evaluate and monitor networks to ensure its availability to all users.
- Plan, execute, and organize network security measures to protect company data and safeguard against security breaches.
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