Micro Center Small / Medium Business
Protecting your competitive edge means keeping up with advances in technology,
security and portability. Integrated solutions for networking, storage and sharing lend
stability and cost effectiveness to day-to-day activities and long-range goals.
Micro Center has the solutions you need to secure and protect your business.
Protect Your Business, Employees and Customers
Courtesy of Intuit
Awareness - Do's and Don'ts
1. Create and follow a security policy.
2. When in doubt, check it out! Check the
leading anti-virus Web sites for security alerts and as a general reference
1. Assume security is someone else’s
2. Think that you know everything there is
to know about security. Technology changes quickly and new threats surface
almost every day
Telephone - Do's and Don'ts
1. Make sure that you know who you are
speaking with and suggest legitimate ways outside callers can obtain the
information they seek.
2. Offer to return calls from unknown or
suspicious callers after first checking to ensure the caller is legitimate. By
offering to return the call, you can buy yourself time to check out the
1. Give unknown or unauthorized callers any
2. Be intimidated by a caller who is a
“name dropper” or claims to be a VIP.
Printed Material - Do's and Don'ts
1. Pick up printouts and faxes
2. Use a cover page when sending
3. Label confidential information and
handle it in a manner appropriate to its sensitivity.
4. Lock up confidential information when
you leave your work area.
5. Dispose of confidential information in
secure trash bins or by shredding.
1. Leave confidential information on the
printer or fax machine.
2. Fax confidential information without
speaking with the intended recipient first.
3. Disclose secret or sensitive Information
to anyone not authorized to see it.
4. Leave confidential information out on
your desk when you’re gone, or in public areas at any time.
5. Throw confidential information into open
trash bins, at work or at home.
Computer Use - Do's and Don'ts
1. Be aware of your surroundings and take
precautions to protect confidential information.
2. Use secure email for confidential
3. Ensure that all computers you use to
access the Internet or your company’s network have anti-virus software
4. Install security-related software
patches as soon as they are available.
5. Whenever possible, encrypt sensitive or
secret information that is stored on your hard drive.
6. Use cable locks to secure portable
7. Keep your smartphone, portable computer
and PDA with you at all times.
8. Use a password-protected screen saver
and logout of your company’s network at the end of the day.
1. Display confidential information on your
computer screen in public areas.
2. Send confidential information in
3. Open email attachments you weren’t
expecting, even if they’re from someone you know.
4. Set up your own wireless LAN or have a
modem that can accept an incoming call while your computer is connected to the
Internet or your company’s network.
5. Put sensitive or secret information on a
portable computer or PDA in plain text.
6. Leave portable devices unsecured when
you’re not there.
7. Leave a computer or PDA unattended in a
8. Leave your computer logged into your
company’s network and the display on when you’re gone.
Passwords - Do's and Don'ts
1. Use strong passwords on your computer
2. Change your password regularly.
3. Memorize your password.
4. Keep your password secret.
1. Use your name, your family’s
names, your pet’s name, or a word in a dictionary as your password.
2. Change your password in predictable
3. Write it down.
4. Tell anyone your password, for any
Network Security for Small Business
Courtesy of Cisco
Network security for small business is becoming increasingly complex,
as new Internet threats appear daily or even hourly.
Small business networks face constant threats from viruses, worms,
Trojan horses, spyware, zero-day attacks, and more. Achieving effective network
security for small business requires a solution that's designed to fit your
needs today and can adapt to tomorrow's security threats.
Aside from protecting you against such threats, the best network
security for small business provides many business benefits.
The Benefits of Network Security for Small
Effective network security for small business:
Provides a secure e-business
Enables your business to be in compliance
with industry and government regulations
Gives employees easy, secure access to the
tools and applications they need, whether they're in a home office, a hotel
room, or at an airport departure gate
Lets you easily, securely grow your
Network Security for Small Business
Provides Collaboration, Productivity Gains
Network security for small business can also:
Promote collaboration among employees as
well as with vendors, partners, suppliers, and others by providing them
controlled network access
Improve productivity by ensuring network
uptime and by recovering quickly from security breaches
Enhance your customer's experience by
allowing them to access confidential information on your network applicable to
Finally, it's important that any network security for small business:
Reduce the risk of litigation from loss of
data or security breaches
Allow you to hire talented employees, anywhere, as
remote teleworkers with full, secure network access
Provide worker flextime by giving employees
options for where and when they work
Add new locations, branches, and offices
quickly, without worrying about having to redesign your security system
1. Great Prices
2. Tech Support and the
Knowledge Bar for solution-driven advice
3. Service Department with
4. In-store availability of
thousands of tech products
5. Knowledgeable associates to
help you find what you need