I'm doing some upgrades for my business and after all of the hacking that has been going on lately, I'm looking to secure our computer systems better. Unfortunately I'm not that much of a tech person and I don't have anyone else on staff that knows any more about it than I do. So I'm wondering if anybody here knows of anybody I can hire to do a full security analysis (sorry if this is the wrong term I don't know what it's actually called) and secure our systems for me. Thanks for all the help in advance.
Sorry I meant to mention that. My business is based in Houston TX (though I'm currently in Singapore). I talked with some people from a couple of other businesses I work with and they don't know any more on the subject than I do.
We have 7 business owned computers running windows 7 and 8 plus some employee owned laptop's, 21 employees some of which work from home or other locations. I have an email in the name of the business but most inter-staff conversation is through our personal emails.
I am not endorsing the above links - just presenting the links as a way for you to learn.
Search criteria being "security software for small business best practices". You can vary the search criteria as necessary for your personal and business requirements.
Even just some general subject matter knowledge will help you decide and do what is most likely to benefit your business. Always the trade-offs with respect to time, money, benefits. And perhaps keep you from being taken advantage of....
Another thought: Do you have a trusted employee that you can, at some point, delegate to do the security work?
Small business owners all too often try to take on too much - delegation is an important skill.