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Safeguarding Your Computers and Network

Safeguarding Your Computers and Network

Oftentimes a network of computers is central to a small business's operations, but these networks can be compromised. Don't fall victim to a security breach.

Instead follow these tips for safe computing:

Server Security

If your computers are networked via a server, similar precautions should be taken for your server. These include using a firewall, keeping server software and operating system up to date, using passwords, and keeping your server physically safe (e.g. in a locked room).

A wireless network comes with unique risks as well. Here are some tips for safe wireless networking:

While there is no foolproof way to protect your computers or network, taking these steps can reduce your chances of falling victim to an attack.


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