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Security

Putting the IT in data security

The most valued and protected part of any businesses network is its data. While your data is safe in a well installed and secure network it is at risk from many internal and external threats if the right precautions are not taken.

Additionally businesses need to meet their obligations under the Data Protection Act, particularly in regard to the transfer and management of data. Recently Sheffield employment firm A4e were fined 60,000 over the theft of a laptop containing personal details of 24,000 people in an unsecured database. Read More

Many businesses that suffer a data loss of any kind have never actually considered the consequences before it happened and only regret that after the event. It is vitally important that business owners and managers look at data protection particularly now with easy access to the internet.

Internal Threats

  • Lack of training
  • Internet misuse
  • Out of date software
  • Security and permissions of network shares
  • Mismanagement of data
  • Password policies

External Threats

  • Hackers
  • Spam
  • Viruses
  • Natural risks such as flood, fire or power fluctuations
  • Disgruntled current and former employees

At Bowker IT we work with our clients to deliver secure networks, implement security technology where required and assist in improving security policies and procedures across the company.

To find out more about any of these threats and what can be done to protect your network please contact us.

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