22. May 2011 21:59
Computer security is one of the most important tasks for an organization. As almost 90% of data is saved on computers, it becomes very important to keep your computer and network secure. For most of the individuals, computer security just revolves around having an anti-virus in the system. Due to lack of knowledge about computer security, they often face situations where they either lose data or important information like SSN, credit card details etc is phished. By following few simple rules, you can increase your computer’s security and make it secure.
The first thing that one should do is to regularly upgrade their computer software particularly with operating system updates. With newer security threats being detected every now and then, software companies keep on upgrading their software to counter that. Routine upgrades make sure that your computer system is secure for most of the threats.
Firewalls are also important to keep your system secure. There are two kinds of firewalls – hardware and software firewalls and both of them perform the same tasks. They allow you to set up security setting and to determine who all can access your system. Proper firewall settings can keep hackers at bay.
You would be surprised to know that most of the computer problems are result of owner’s activity only. Not only random mails, but emails from close source can also contain malicious programs that can harm your computer’s security. Most of the time, phishing is done through downloads that one make from emails.
Anti-virus software plays an important role in recognizing and preventing various Trojans, spywares, viruses etc to affect your computer system. One should always keep their Anti-Virus software updated. Besides these basic tips, a person can get various advanced solutions for protecting their computer systems which would normally depend on network structure, usage and other custom requirements.
To know more how you can protect your computer system or how you can increase your computer or network’s security, feel free to contact us at Centex Technologies. We at Centex Technologies provide complete range of security solutions for individual systems, corporate and commercial establishments. We can be contacted on our Toll Free numbers at – 855 375-9654.