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Company Policies That Will Help Prevent Computer Disaster

Updated on May 29, 2012

Being a small company is hard enough without the advent of technology. Technology has made it a lot easier to get the word out about many products and services. Yet, on the other hand, it has also gotten the word out about company’s computers being vulnerable to attacks from outside viruses, malware, or other malicious code.

There are many things that small business can do to prevent the onslaught of the company or client information from being open to attack. With more and more attacks from hacker groups, foreign countries, and additional viruses coming out every day the threat will only continue to grow. It could literally cost a company thousands to recover if information is lost or stolen. What can you do to help protect your computers in your business from these types of attacks? Are there any solutions to help you in the case of an attack or hardware failure? Yes! There is.

There are many things you can do to help prevent things from happening here are some suggestions that You can implement for little or no cost as policies these should be enforced.

•No installation of software on any computer

•No Personal browsing only work related browsing

•Staff must be taught to stay away from opening emails from unknown sources and ignore opening attachments, which are not requested or expected.

•Downloading applications or software should be forbidden

•Privet emails locations Gmail, hotmail, yahoo can be blocked from being accessed

•Examining company email should be limited to business pursuits only.

If, there is a real need to provide for outside browsing or personal emails during work hours setting up a single station that people can use with a dedicated outside line can be setup for those personal pursuits. If, something goes wrong with the machine it can be easily formatted and cleaned.

So, setting up some basic polices that prevent employees from accessing, downloading, and otherwise changing systems from their work purpose can easily save a lot of headaches in the long run.


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