Tech blog - Take some simple steps to improve your IT security

Thursday, 13th April, 2017

In a world where security and the potential of sensitive information can be leaked, it is important that individuals and organisations take the necessary steps to ensure that their data is secure.

Take for example, a printing environment that does not include secure print release – sensitive and uncollected documents can be left at a printer. Implementation of a pull printing solution would minimise such risk.  How secure are the websites that your end users have access to? Who can access your data? How secure is the data held on your ID cards? How can we help to ensure such precautionary measures are taken?

There are a number of steps that we can help to take in order to ensure that the transmission of data across your internal network (and outside your organisation) is secure:

Implementation of SSL for any websites that are in use.  For example, Everyoneprint and Pcounter Web Administrator can be accessed using SSL. AIT can offer guidance and support on how to implement. Click here to find out more. 

Ensure that access permissions to databases/files/folders are set only for those who require access. For example, Card Exchange SQL database that may contain card data integrated from the SALTO access control setup. Click here to find out more. 

Ensure that users who have lost/misplaced their cards have their card disabled and data edited within the relevant database/Active Directory.

Any SALTO cards provided by AIT are always programmed in a secure way to ensure that they cannot be cloned.

For users that have mobile devices they use for print/access /payment, ensure that the device is locked by means of a PIN/Password or the most recent technology, Fingerprint.

If you are looking for a more secure organisation why not give us a call on 0113 273 0300 to discuss how we can help or email solutions@ait.co.uk 

By Vipul Parmar, Head of Technical Service