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The legitimate need to protect business and client data has led many organizations to set up radical layers of cyber security that now hinder the productivity of most companies.

Every time employees have to deal with a security update, it takes time to acclimate to the new hurdle, and when they do, it still robs them of productive hours. What can you do to heighten your company’s cyber security without sinking its productivity?

Company's Cyber Security and Productivity

Here are the top 3 steps to improve your company’s cyber security and productivity.

1. Trust your colocation provider

Colocation providers are not only responsible for housing your IT equipment, they also help maintain and protect the hardware and software.

Of course, trusting your colocation security plan doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set an administrative security protocol. However, you should know the biggest cyber attacks are mostly targeted at data centers. If your data center provider is competent, you can sleep well at night knowing your company’s data is safe.

2. Encrypt your files

File encryption isn’t always what people think it is. The contents of an encrypted file shouldn’t be impossible to read or require a password to open via the company’s network.

An encrypted file can be readable but uncopiable. In other words, having a sophisticated encryption setup on your computer will prevent your company’s data from being transferred or copied. In case of a breach, it will make the stolen data impossible to read on unconfigured systems.

3. Use a password manager

If you insist on constantly changing your company’s access credentials and passwords, that’s understandable. But you don’t have to dish out new passwords to your workers.

They could have permanent login credentials to your company’s computers with an ever-changing access credential to the company’s servers. Here’s how it works.

A password manager automatically fills in every login detail whenever an authorized computer needs to access a file or an application. However, the password manager does a lot more. It tracks every access and stores every password in an encrypted database. If you need to change these passwords, you can do that in the database without your employees needing to memorize the updates.

Are you still looking for a colocation provider you can trust? You can trust Coloco. We have the best offers and security plans just for you.