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Why Companies Should Leverage these Cybersecurity Tools? Posted on Jun 17 - 2017

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If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably looked at various cybersecurity tools. There are a number of different types of tools out there—everything from antivirus and anti-malware to network detection and firewalls. With so many programs, you may assume that you don’t need to make use of them all. Leveraging all of these tools will require you to allocate sufficient resources to your IT department, perhaps more resources than you would like. However, there are a number of reasons why you need to leverage these tools, especially in today’s day and age.

These five tools are great for protecting smaller businesses, and many will not have a major impact on your budget, either.

1. Make Use of Secure Hardware

While everyone focused on protecting data and securing their cloud storage, many forget to also make sure their office hardware is secure. If there are hundreds of employees in an office, it can be easy for someone to walk out with a company laptop, flash drive, or other piece of hardware that contains sensitive information. Once it’s out of the office, you have no control over what happens to that hardware. Employees may use it to connect to an unsecured internet connection or transfer files from an infected computer onto the flash drive.

To protect against this, you first need to have policies in place for who can take hardware out of the office and when it’s allowed. By having device use management policies in place, it’s harder for someone to simply walk out with any of your equipment. View More

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