As with all other branches of computer technology, the branch of “security” is broad and can be sophisticated depending on how and what security methods are implemented — it doesn’t have to be costly or even sophisticated. A couple of common scenarios are discussed herein.
If a business owner or manager needs security software installed on a network of computers which aims to mitigate the threat of common types of malicious software, that doesn’t necessarily mean monetary resources must be tapped to buy the software.
There are many different types of software that can be downloaded for free from the internet which include free security software suites. The only potential drawback to using free software is the loss of time which it takes to obtain support for using the software — free software is generally harder to obtain support for.
Paid software generally comes with better support from the manufacturer. In summary, the tradeoff between convenience and loss of time must be weighed when deciding whether to use free or paid software.
Another common facet of computer security that should be considered is physical security — how to prevent criminals from getting physical access to a business’ computing devices.
While this side of security can be complex, it doesn’t have to be expensive and can even be managed simply by a business owner or manager.
Installing locks on the right doors allowing employees access to devices and resources only to the extent that allows them to get their jobs done, installing basic security cameras, and locking desks are some fundamental components of physical security that can be accomplished without much use of financial resources.
While for the most part, installing these types of systems are relatively simple, some businesses can require more sophisticated security systems to be installed in which trained professionals may be better-suited for installing and configuring.
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