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IT Security Protocols For Companies

Computer security is a key pillar of any company in the digital age. However, many companies still have concerns about it. No matter how large your company, cyber attacks can cause financial and information loss. We will discuss how computer security protocols can help us prevent our company being victim to cybercriminals.

What are computer security protocols, you ask?

Computer security protocols are rules or standards that ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, and privacy of information. They are security measures that prevent unauthorised persons from accessing, manipulating, or destroying information. They also prevent other technical incidents or events from achieving the same result.

These include network protocols, authentication protocols and cybersecurity measures that the company has implemented.

We can therefore say that there are many types of computer security protocols for companies and Internet security.

Basic security protocols to increase Internet security

We will be demonstrating the fundamental protocols and tools that can be used to increase Internet security. This is something any company can do.

Use the Internet’s information security protocols

The network protocols protect data and ensure its integrity as it moves from one point on the network to the next.

TCP/IP protocol

TCP/IP protocol is the most basic protocol for communication on the Internet. These two protocols are TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), and IP (Internet Protocol). They allow devices connected to the Network to communicate with one another and send information through them.

Protocol HTTP

The HTTP protocol is a hypertext transfer protocol that allows messages to be sent over the Internet. It is based on the World Wide Web (www) and transmits messages between the web browser and the server.

It is essential to use SSL certificates or HTTPS to protect your information. These certificates encrypt and protect the information from being intercepted by websites.

Protocol FTP

FTP, or file transfer protocol, is used to transfer files over the Internet. This protocol allows you to upload and download files from any computer within a server-client scheme. Each team uses it. It uses an IP layer model of TCP/IP network and a password for remote connection.

The SFTP protocol, which encrypts data and prevents unauthorized third party access to files, is used to strengthen security.

Protocol for Secure Shelling

Secure Shell, also known as SSH, is both the protocol and the name the program that implements it. It allows remote access to a server via a secure channel where all information travels encrypted. This protocol allows remote devices to be securely connected and authenticated.

DNS protocol

DNS Protocol converts domain names (URLs), to IP addresses (sets of numbers), so we can access websites.

There are two types of DNS servers: private and public. The first is the most secure, as they offer greater privacy while browsing, and encrypt all information.

Encrypt your databases

The encryption of company databases is a key security measure that must be considered when developing IT security procedures. To decrypt the data, encryption involves using an algorithm that is associated with one or more keys. Although there are many formats available, the end result is the exact same. It prevents unauthorized third-parties from accessing the information.

Password security should be improved

This is one of the most basic security tips. It increases the security of passwords by creating complex keys that combine multiple letters (upper and low case), numbers, and symbols. You can also use a password manager.

Software that is up-to-date

To avoid vulnerabilities that could allow unauthorised users to gain access to our computers and network, any software should always be up-to-date.

Captchas

Captchas are used to prevent bots accessing our network or computers. This article will explain in detail what captcha is.

Respect the law

Understanding the regulations will allow you to comply with the law. You’ll also know what security measures are required and what to do in the event of an incident.

Communications security

Finally, increase communication security by using spam rules and blocking suspicious accounts from your email server. Also, inform your employees so they don’t open attachments or click suspicious links.

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Hi, my name is Joseph Kennedy.

I work in technology for a firm in North Carolina. As a hobby, I write about anything tec related.

In this blog I wanted to express my interests but also to bring interest in specific subjects such as product analysis and review together with an insight into product development that is happening in the tec world

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