It’s 2017, and boy ol’ boy has the information technology age grown. Nowadays, everything is ran through the internet. Your entire corporation is set up on a network. You’re important data is stored and backed up in “the cloud”. Most of your important data, passwords, log ins, account numbers, employee’s personal information, and the like are all contained and accessible from somewhere on line.
This means that your most important data is vulnerable to hackers, online thieves and cat robbers!
As more and more companies are starting to rely on services provided by something like a digital marketing agency, it’s becoming more and more important for the companies (both the client and agency) to have the proper IT police in place. Something as simple as sharing a website’s login credentials via e-mail can lead to a leak and comprise your data.
That’s why it is important to have the conversation with your IT department to make sure your files are safe.
If you need to send sensitive data from your company, to another service type company that needs it, you need to take proper security measures so you don’t comprise any of the important data. Here are a few recommendations I’ll make:
1) For your passwords, I love a program called Passpack. They have a high enough encryption level (good enough for the military) and easy to use interface. It allows you to have all of your passwords in 1 place, but you need several “passwords” to get to the correct one. It is easy to share among other’s who don’t need the pw full time
2) If you have a wordpress site, I strongly suggest Wordfence. With a suite of security features, Wordfence will help stop people attacking your login page (which is common). If someone from the same i.p. tries to login in more than 3 times the entire i.p. is then banned
3) Find a reputable IT company. You probably don’t want the kid working out of his basement par-time doing computer repair jobs. You want an established IT company with years of success
4) Another password sharing solution is called Dashlane. This is a quick and easy way to share passwords with out sharing the actual password! If you share access to a page that is password protected, Dashlane will just automatically log that person in
Here is a video of a recorded network security workshop, I highly suggest you watch it: