People always work towards the vulnerabilities and security risks from out side world, which is from hackers or from viruses or malicious software which can attack the network or the systems through the Internet but often overlook the risks which are involved in the self network. Users who use the computers can at times damage, corrupt, or lose the data. Incidents like fire, water, or any other natural calamity can also make you lose the precious data on user workstations or on the server. What is you worked on an important project the whole day and after you left your workstation someone else used your workstation and somehow lead the system in a no boot situation. You will lose all your work and it would have been so good if there were some measures in your network so that the data could have been recovered quickly within no time. Though the no-boot situation is not a very serious problem, but it definitely will make you wait for some time till the system gets up and ready to be used. In this post we will discuss how to safeguard the computer systems against such threats and possible damages which can occur by the users or by some unlikely incident.
The first and the most important thing is to keep the servers which hold the precious data in a fireproof room and no one except the authorized personal should be allowed to enter the room. Make sure that user safe their critical data on these servers or the so called network drive so that if in case their workstation gets compromised at least the data would be saved. All make sure that adequate alarms like the security alarm, temperature alarm and the fire alarm are in place and in proper working condition which can reduce the risks of servers getting damaged. It is very important for any organization to safeguard their network from outside intrusion. To do so place good firewalls at the border of your network and keep a constant watch on the same. Alerts should be sent in case any intrusion is detected so that it can be caught before any serious risk. It is good to have all the Pen Drives disabled on all the workstations. Users often plug their pen drives which can bring in the viruses from their home computers. If this is not possible in your organization then put some good Virus Scanning software on every workstation so that the CD, Floppy, or any removable media when attached gets scanned before use; thus reducing the risk of any infection coming in to the network.
Always take a backup of the data and policy settings on the server. We can put as many efforts as possible but if something bad has to happen then it surely will happen. Taking timely backups and keeping the backup to some remote location is good so that the backup remains safe if something happens in your vicinity. There are many more ways by which we can safe our network’s data and computers and one should always consult network security personals in case of such installations.