This article was written originally by Ana Maria Segura from the Boardgent team.
For companies, implementing computer security processes is increasingly relevant, considering the different threats that their information faces. Visit our article on the importance of computer security and learn more about the advantages of monitoring and managing data security in an organization.
Computer security rests on three fundamental pillars: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Throughout this article, we will show you the main tools that will allow your company to meet these parameters:
1. Inventory control
When companies have an accurate inventory of their computers, they can easily identify unauthorized software on their devices according to organizational policies or if their computers have suffered changes in their hardware components.
Timely identifying unauthorized software reduces the risk of a virus spreading through the organization's network. Similarly, when a computer presents changes in its hardware components, it represents a red alert of theft or malicious use, either of the stored information or its physical structure.
2. Remote support tools
Remote desktop tools have enabled companies to act efficiently when their employees have requested support and are not in the same location. These tools make the IT team's job easier by allowing them to solve problems that can compromise information security remotely.
When it comes to Intel vPro AMT devices, which have a competitive advantage that they operate out-of-band, companies can support their users even when their computers are turned off, or their operating system is down. It is possible to reinstall the operating system on computers with this technology remotely.
3. Operating system updates and security tools
Tasks that are usually routine, such as updating the operating system and security tools (antivirus, firewall, and antimalware), are essential to have good computer security. Companies with an in-house IT department generally want them to focus on tasks that essentially have to do with the core of their business. Therefore, they end up installing software such as Boardgent to perform these updates automatically.
4. Geolocation tools and reactive security
Considering that many companies are working remotely, it is crucial to have a geolocation tool to keep a real-time record of these IT assets and act on time in case of loss or theft.
As a complement, solutions to wipe the hard disk remotely and the possibility of blocking the computer from unauthorized access are also necessary for preventing information leaks.
5. Local Windows and BIOS password management
Currently, there are different mechanisms to secure the software but not the hardware of a computer. This lack of solutions at a hardware level is a problem as companies' computer security has been compromised through external media, such as USB devices or Live CDs.
Therefore, companies must begin to implement good practices, such as setting a password in the BIOS of computers to prevent information leaks through these media. Similarly, install software that periodically changes this password to prevent help desk personnel from having full access to all the organization's workstations with complete freedom.
Considering that it is a hardware-level technology, only Boardgent has developed a solution with these capabilities that work from the cloud.
With this information, make a checklist to identify if your company has the necessary tools to manage its information security effectively. Find in Boardgent a comprehensive offering of all these solutions and stay on the cutting-edge technologies to protect your IT assets.