How Managed Services Providers in London Can Help Prevent Internal Breaches Caused by Employee Error

How Managed Services Providers in London Can Help Prevent Internal Breaches Caused by Employee Error

Managed services providers (MSPs) in London 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 accidentally open the door for hackers, and which an MSP could help you avoid comprehensively, include:

  • Ignorance
  • Sabotage
  • Passwords

Ignorance

Managed services providers in London often encounter employees' ignorance. Spyware, adware, ransomware and more all enter networks through poor employee practices in addition to concerted penetration. As penetration is rarer than capitalising from employee ignorance, you must educate your employees. IT consulting firms in London can help you facilitate a refresher course two or three times a year.

Sabotage

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; honour 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.

Passwords

Often, passwords are poorly constructed and aren't regularly updated. Additionally, they're sometimes left where anyone can find them if they just dig around a bit, so you need password management solutions. You need to have passwords conform to the standards you're already likely aware of: eight or more characters in length, a capital letter, 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.

Better Security

A managed services provider in London like Wem Technology can help you reduce operational fallout from easily avoidable vulnerabilities stemming from personnel who haven't been properly educated. Additionally, sabotage and security practices can be avoided and encouraged through our technology solutions. Contact us for more information.

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