Microsoft Small Business Security Checklist and Onsite Computer in New Orleans

October 22, 2008

Every small business Microsoft client serviced by Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans regularly inquires about the state of network security at their business.  Losing data and PC functionality can be expensive as workers and owners increasingly rely on IT.  In order to reduce the threat of malware, virus and spyware, Microsoft has a security checklist on its small business website.

The small business security checklist provides seven reminders every small business owner should heed:

Update your software.
Updates fix security vulnerabilities that allow attackers to gain access to your computer and the information it contains.

Install virus and spyware protection.
Antivirus and antispyware software are designed to find and alert you to the presence of viruses and spyware and take action against them.  An important consideration is you must keep your antivirus and antispyware software up to date for it to be effective.

Setup a firewall.
A firewall is software or hardware that helps stop hackers, viruses, and other threats from reaching your computer over the Internet.

Backup your data.
Backups enable you to restore data that is lost or corrupted due to malicious attacks, hard-disk failure, or natural disaster.

Guard against computer theft.
Because laptop PCs are portable by design, they are especially vulnerable to theft and mobile workers using them need to be aware of the potential of theft.

Secure your private network.
Here are five things you can do to safeguard your network from attacks and protect information stored on your network computers.

Create a security plan.
A computer security plan can help your employees understand and avoid security risks that occur when using your computers.

Is your network safe?  Review the safekeeping checklist and evaluate the security strengths and weaknesses of your IT operation.  Contact Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans for a confidential Microsoft security evaluation.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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