We all know how important it is to have a good reliable computer (whether it is a laptop or a desktop) Nowadays we all rely on technology more and more. Smartphones are amazing, and we can do most day to day things on them but for more secure trustworthy jobs we may turn to our computers! We now use them at home just as much as at work, especially with the current Coronavirus pandemic, a lot more companies are allowing their staff to work from home, with this comes an extra security risk, and makes us vulnerable to cybercriminals and hackers.
Here we list a few hints and tips to keep you and your data safe
- Make sure your router has a good firewall
A firewall is a piece of software that will allow the good stuff to get through but block the bad. When you sign up with an internet provider, most will offer a free router and modem.
- Make sure you install a decent anti-virus software
This is a must, especially when working from home as work computers can contain clients personal and important information. Anti-virus software may slow your computer down slightly, but it is still recommended to save your computer getting hit by a virus.
- Keep your password safe
Try and choose a password that is hard to guess, and if possible have a different one for each website you sign up to, that may sound like a hard task, most of us have enough trouble trying to remember one let alone any more. If this is a problem, there are various password managers out there that you can trust to hold all your passwords safely and securely.
- Keep your computer up to date
Check your computer for any updates it may need. The operating system will need these updates to be carried out to ensure everything continues to work as it should. Security can most definitely be compromised if you do not install the updates!
Here at ITC Sales, we stock a huge range of computers and laptops, some new, some refurbished but all at an affordable price and from a company you can trust. We also stock software from Symantec, Microsoft, and McAfee and many more. We also sell security packages including anti-virus tools, firewalls, and many other security measures. We stock cheap Dell laptops and cheap dell desktops
Why not contact us today to discuss your needs further. Call us on 03333 222 200, we will be only too happy to help!