This month, Ricoh is focusing in on workplace security and data management. This guide is part of a two-part series to help you identify the key stages of securing your business against increasing cyber threats. Download our full insight report below:
- How to get started
The first stage of any business securing itself against possible online threats is to begin with authorisation. Thinking about how, when and where your people access devices with business-critical information is vital. Whether it’s digital or hard-copy documents, ensuring that passwords are user specified and critical documents are protected can begin the process of protection.
Embedding the right authorisation controls means thinking about device access, and identity authorisation across your business. This could range from card-based software, such as Ricoh’s Quick Authentication, or a device manager such as Streamline NX (SLNX) which can manage IP Address settings, admin user passwords and email addresses. This, coupled with malware protection software and physical document security is crucial at the beginning. For the full insight, download below:
- How to protect what you have
Once you’ve set up the initial safeguards, your next move should be preservation. This can mean a variety of things, but should begin with ensuring that networks, devices and storage all follow a principle of strong encryption and data protection throughout their lifecycle. Data encryption is a specialist area of Ricoh, with tools such as the PKI key (Public Key Infrastructure) protecting customer information from attack.
As you progress, you can also ensure password management, user access restriction and user lockout functionalities within your business for peace of mind.