IT Security Best Practices

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In the business world, you hear a lot about "best practices,"--but the truth is that these are more like guidelines. After all, what works for one business doesn't necessarily work for all of them. The goal, then, is to mix and match these approaches to find a combination of solutions that work best for you--so here are a few IT security best practices to choose from!

Mixing and Matching

When some people say "best practices," they actually mean "what works best for me"--and that's not always helpful information. What you really need is a list of ideas that can be adapted to your needs, workflows, and budgets to create best practices that are uniquely you. This is especially true when it comes to IT security. Since every IT setup is different, every IT security approach should be different too--so that's why we rounded up a list of best practices for you to choose from.

#1: Managed IT services

Managed IT services is perhaps the best of the best practices, simply because it's designed to fit your company's needs. You'll work with a provider to choose targeted solutions and make effective changes, all with the goal of improving efficiency, cutting out unnecessary steps, and, of course, making IT security a breeze.

#2: Employee training

What exactly your employee training plan looks like is up to you; all that matters is that you make employees feel comfortable and confident in the realm of IT security. Give them the tools, information, and defenses they need to keep from accidentally letting a fox into the henhouse--that is to say, eliminate the risk of human error that could sabotage your data defenses and IT security.

#3: Tested backup plans

Having a backup plan is one thing; having a tested backup plan is another. This best practice can be altered to fit your company's IT security priorities. For example, your Plan B could include emergency contact trees, data backups, alternate devices, and more--but don't forget to do frequent "test drives" to work out any potential missteps.

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