Types of IT Security

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How many types of IT security are there? What do all the terms mean? Perhaps most importantly, how can you use this information to protect your company? Here's everything you need to know about the different types of IT security!

A Rose by Any Other Name

First things first: don't get overwhelmed by the language of IT security. There are a lot of terms, types, and keywords to understand. However, it's important to remember that "a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet"--that is to say, IT security will still protect your business even if you don't memorize every little detail about what to call its various elements. In fact, managed IT services can do that for you (along with a whole lot of other IT tasks), leaving you free to put your time and energy where it matters most.

With that said, a rose by any other name still needs a little pruning--or, to put it in simpler terms, it's still helpful to know how to take care of your IT security. It's best to start by understanding the types of IT security and how they apply in your business.

Here are three types to brush up on:

  • Network security

    Network security protects against digital invasion. It keeps "bad connections" from being made, protecting your network and all the devices and data on it.

  • Device security

    Device security is all about computers, printers, mobile devices, and other machines. It's sometimes called "endpoint security" and focuses on protecting the machines themselves and educating and supporting users as effectively as possible.

  • Document security

    These days, document security is both online and off. In the world of IT, document security generally refers to the protection of digital documents using secure cloud tools, passwords, firewalls, user authentication, and more.

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