10 security tips to ensure your online information is protected

Security of your homes is very important, and you do your best to make sure you are protected. Doors, locks, and windows are all properly sealed. Likewise, your online security should be protected too.

You should constantly be aware that our personal information, bank details, passwords, and other personal details stay protected; otherwise it is easy for information or identity to be stolen.

Following these online information security tips can help you be extra cautious when providing your personal information and can ensure your information is secure.

  1. When using your computer in a public space, it is very important to make it a habit of logging off the system when you need to get up even for a short period. You should get into a habit of constantly logging on and off.
  2. Never leave the details of your username and password lying around. Make sure it is always memorized or saved in a secure place. Always have a strong password to ensure your security is protected.
  3. Do not provide full information about yourself in an email.
  4. Before clicking on a shortened link, be sure to be careful. The original link may not be known.
  5. Never permit web browsers to save passwords for you. There are several ways that hidden information can be retrieved on your system.
  6. You should be skeptical and not always trust emails that you were not expecting to receive. They can be viruses or fraudsters.
  7. Never respond to emails that you do not know the source of. It is best to delete the emails to avoid putting yourself or your organization at risk.
  8. Always lock your computer system when it is unattended. You could lose all your data by a simple click.
  9. When you delete a file, and it is in the recycle bin, it can always be restored. If you want to permanently delete information, make sure you delete it from the recycle bin.
  10. Threat and data loss need to be our attention. Security professionals ensure that your information is protected from information theft to malicious and unauthorized access.

 If you’d like to discuss applying our security, IT or software solutions to your company, simply contact us by clicking this link. Our services save our clients time and are designed to grow their businesses, increase revenue and profitability.

Save money, increase efficiency, and sleep better at night!

Many large organizations and building owners want to secure their properties, business information and support staff efficiency. One challenge they face in serving their businesses is in reducing the amount the amount of time and resources it takes to choose the right security system. This can actually harm the organization instead of securing it. However recent technology offers innovative new ways that can dramatically save time, money and improve overall business efficiency.

Despite the availability of this new technology, some organizations still use outdated technology – the kind that makes staff punch in and out manually. They waste time on letting guests in. At some campuses, punching in and out goes through written checkpoints, which are not fully accurate. This dated practice not only wastes time but also allows for human error resulting in companies hiring extra staff for their security teams or receptions, which can lead to security guards losing their focus on extra tasks instead of securing the properties.

The right security system is vital to an organisations success however many businesses continue to make the wrong choices. The most common mistakes companies make in regards to their security is:

  • Making decisions without researching security needs, requirements, or best practices
  • Buying the cheapest available equipment without focusing on the security objectives you wish to achieve
  • Not signing an annual maintenance contract

Working with a trusted security specialist can help your business avoid these mistakes and discover a more effective and efficient security solution such as the solutions we will discuss now.

Biometric solutions such as biometric readers can scan fingerprints, eyes, or even the face easily and fast, resolving the issues faced using other out dated methods as mentioned above. Punching in and out or letting in people will take only a few seconds and there is no need for extra staff or badges. This system can be supported by software that will allow for the collection of valuable information and statistics. One manufacturer who used Biometrics has improved his production output by 10% just by saving 10-15 minutes of each employee’s time! The system also allowed the company to reduce the amount of security and reception staff making the security and reception function more manageable and cost effective. The application of biometrics is far reaching – just imagine a laboratory or premises where admittance is selective– A scan of finger prints, eyes or face would be difficult to cheat!

It is also possible to improve the efficiency of security guards. The Guard Tour System will track movement around secured areas and scooters will allow faster movement. Specialists also suggest installing perimeter solutions in order to provide immediate notifications on phones and computers. Security staff can be notified instantaneously of any break-ins, property damage, or unapproved guests.

Even in cases of danger or extreme situations there is innovative new security equipment that can be installed to stop vehicles on the spot.

If you’d like to discuss applying our security, IT or software solutions to your company, simply contact us by clicking this link. Our services save our clients time, and are designed to grow their businesses, increase revenue, and enhance profitability.

MANTECH Participates at iTECHGulf 2014

MANTECH had the pleasure in participating at the iTECHGulf exhibition on April 9 and 10 which took place at the Gulf Convention Center, Gulf Hotel, in Manama, Bahrain. Newsletter MANTECH Participates at iTECHGulf 2014MANTECH met visitors who were existing clients mostly, and they also met potential customers from different countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait. MANTECH had the opportunity to discuss their products with visitors from the countries in the region.

iTECH, the Information and Communication Technology exhibition focused on exhibiting IT and latest technology benefits for businesses in the region. Of the exhibitors that were present this year were Hilal Computers, Sysprove Technologies, Techno Byte, and 4Spots. Interesting and interactive workshops took place during the two days of the exhibition such as the ‘Importance of Security in Tech Application within Business Environments’, ‘Hands on Game Development, Innovation and Creative Thinking’, ‘Business Ideas, Identification and Development.’ The sessions that took place included topics such as ‘Cloud and Big Data’, ‘Gaming – Conceptualization and Visualization’, and ‘Information Management Security and Privacy’. Some of the speakers present include Tony Gray from P3 Communications GmbH, Ahmed Koshok from Acquia, and Ahmed Husain from Reload Consulting Services.

The visitors were curious about the changes that MANTECH has undergone; they also liked the new branding of the company which was seen for the first time at the exhibition.

They talked about converged solutions, HP Networking solutions, private cloud solutions, mobile apps and our own customized ERP system which supports the Arabic language. People were positive towards Thin Clients. The audience was also impressed with virtual desktop.

Representatives from IT, Security and Software were present to speak directly to customers and respond to their enquiries.