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Protecting Your Digital Assets

According to FBI statistics, another home gets burglarized every 13 seconds. That’s why we have a deadbolt locks and motion-sensored security cameras. Now consider your business. Nearly 70 percent will experience a cyberattack this year alone. Are you prepared to mitigate these threats?

Here are a few ways to keep your digital assets safe.

Maintain Software

Check for any software updates and download them. Often they have new features or correct bugs that may be affecting the performance of your system. Some operating systems allow you to download updates automatically so you don’t have to take the time. Be sure employees use the most current version.

Delete any apps you no longer use along with any email or social media accounts you’ve been ignoring. This will free up space and make it harder for someone to hack into your network.

Securely Dispose

Discard electronic information you’re not going to use anymore just like you would shred sensitive paperwork. Wipe all devices of unwanted information or have them shredded by a trusted source. Check with the recycling centers in your area to see what services they can provide.

Update Passwords

Make it a practice to update passwords for all your accounts. Encourage employees to do this as well. Remember to make it a combination of letters, characters, and numbers and create unique passwords for each account. Here are some tips from the Department of Homeland Security.

Don’t worry about forgetting a password. There are password managing apps that can securely store those new details.

Secure Your Connection

Choose a dedicated internet connection using a reliable fiber network to make sure your information stays safe. Then establish a system where your files are regularly backed up to the cloud.

Clearwave Communications can help you do both. Our network is 2,400 miles of all buried fiber, low-latency, and 100 percent built, owned and operated by us. You get synchronous upload and download speeds, dedicated bandwidth, and guaranteed reliability.

Here’s what one business owner said about our secure network:

“Clearwave’s fast and reliable service has allowed us to structure our network in a way that maximizes our efficiency internally. Knowing Clearwave provides an uptime guarantee, we dropped our backup ISP, which was required under our previous provider to ensure a reliable connection.”

– Evan Youngblood, Megabytes

We can help businesses in Southern Illinois and the Metro East get connected today. If you are ready to make the #ClearChoice for your business, give us a call at 877-552-9284.