Your employees use many device types to access your construction business network, from laptops and desktops to mobile phones and tablets—even printers and fax machines. These devices are called endpoints, and it’s essential they are protected from cybercriminals, vulnerabilities, and breaches.
Your endpoints face physical threats if someone were to break into your office and steal your devices; they also face digital threats from malware, ransomware, and cyber attacks. What can you do to ensure your endpoints stay secure? Let’s find out.
1. Ensure All Endpoints Are Protected
All non-mobile endpoints must have physical protection, such as cameras, alarm systems, and sensors around computers and any other stationary endpoints. Physical security is particularly critical if you keep your data backups and servers on-site. You should keep the most important and sensitive devices locked in a room, even during business hours. Limit access to these devices to only employees who need them.
2. Eliminate Auto-Logins
Automatic login features may be convenient, but they are a security nightmare. If someone outside your organization gets a hold of a device with an auto-login in place, they have full access to all sensitive company data. It’s better to have a login system in place that requires multi-factor authentication.
3. Turn to Remote Access Tracking
If your employees take company mobile devices home with them, or on the road, you want to verify that each device has a dependable and easy-to-use tracking function. You can choose from many software and app options to help track these devices, or you can use physical tracking devices.
If you find that some of these devices are complicated to follow, install a tracking feature as soon as possible. That way, should the device go missing, the police will have a much easier time locating it, and have a better chance of finding it before a data breach happens.
4. Turn to a Managed Service Provider
When in doubt, turn to the professionals. Managed IT services providers (MSP) monitor your construction company’s entire infrastructure—including all apps and devices—who can conduct timely and critical updates and intervene before a problem turns into a catastrophe. MSPs also take immediate action if your network faces a suspicious login, surge, or other potentially harmful event.
A professional MSP company provides you with peace of mind, so you know that your vital company data has continuous monitoring, updating, and protection. The bottom line is: when your endpoints are secure, you have the freedom to focus on what matters: running the day-to-day operations of your construction business.
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