Managed IT services providers in Birmingham have pointed out for years that the biggest threats to your company develop internally. This is for a variety of reasons, chief among them is insufficient education of employees. You can't educate them in a static sense. You've got to do so continuously, as technology is in perpetual flux. Several other ways your employees incidentally open the door for hackers, and which an MSP could help you avoid comprehensively, include:
Managed IT services providers in Birmingham often encounter ignorance of employees. Spyware, adware, ransomware, and more all enter networks through poor employee practices--in addition to concerted penetration. But penetration is more rare than capitalizing from employee ignorance. You must educate your employees. IT consulting firms can help you facilitate a refresher course, two or three times a year.
You need to design operations so that dissatisfied employees can't have a tantrum on liquidation and tank your network. People are vindictive and self-centered nowadays; honor is a rare commodity. Sadly, you've got to anticipate this. You need to design systems so access can be immediately restricted on termination. Additionally, you must be sure to notice the signs of disgruntlement before they manifest in sabotage.
Oftentimes, passwords are poorly constructed, and they aren't regularly updated. You need password management solutions. Additionally, you need to have passwords conform to the standards you're already likely aware of— eight-or-more characters in length, a capital, a few letters, a few special symbols, and non-repetition. Technically, "P@$Sword1" would do the trick, but don't do something like that; it's too easy to guess. "P3ik!nikui#" would be a better password.
A managed IT services provider in Birmingham like ION247 can help you reduce operational fallout from easily avoidable vulnerabilities stemming from personnel who haven't been properly educated. Additionally, sabotage can be avoided and security practices can be encouraged through our technology solutions. Contact us for more info.