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What Systems Can Improve Workplace Security?

What Systems Can Improve Workplace Security

There are systems that can improve workplace security, especially in cybersecurity.

This article discusses how to improve workplace security for both employees and employers by installing systems that are both existing and new, such as anti-virus and firewall, and making sure employees follow the guidelines.

What Are Workplace Cyber Security Systems?

Workplace security systems are devices that are installed in the workplace to protect it against all kinds of cyber threats such as:

  • Intrusion or unauthorized invasion into the network, computer, or system.
  • Hacking or attempts to take control of a system.
  • Malware or malicious software is planted on a computer, network, device, or system to extract information or cause damage.
  • Viruses, worms, and Trojans can infect a computer, network, device, or system and spread without the user’s knowledge.

A workplace security system helps protect employees and employers against these threats. You can do so by detecting them, eliminating them, and alerting them. Especially when they attempt to access your network, computer, or system. 

These systems include:


Firewalls protect your network from intrusion and hacking by screening visitors and protecting your computers from viruses and other harmful programs. 

They are software applications that inspect the traffic on your network for unauthorized users and programs. 

There are three types of firewalls:

Software firewall

A built-in operating system feature that protects your computers from intrusions by scanning incoming data packets for harmful codes. 

It is not as effective as other types of firewalls because it is missing some features like authentication protocols. 

Network firewall

A hardware firewall is installed between internal networks (such as LANs) and external networks (such as the Internet). 

Router firewall

A router with an added firewall feature that allows you to set up different levels of protection for different areas of your network depending on the level of risk you face or the level of access you need. 

Anti-virus software

Anti-virus software is used to scan for viruses on a computer or server even before they are run. It runs automatically when you start your computer and checks for viruses during its operation. 

If it detects a virus before it is executed, it will stop it from running. It also checks for new versions of viruses since the last time it was updated and notifies when one is detected. 

Intrusion Detection System

An intrusion detection system (IDS) monitors network activity in real-time to detect intrusions. It looks out for unauthorized access to data, attempts at unauthorized password change, and more.

IDSs are designed to detect malicious activity on a network and take immediate action such as blocking network traffic, sending an alert, and/or logging the activity. 

When an IDS encounters suspicious or malicious traffic, it will log it or block it from the network preventing damage. They can also send alerts to security administrators so they can take action. 

Anti-phishing software

Phishing is a type of illegal activity in which criminals send fake emails that closely resemble legitimate messages from a reputable organization to trick people into disclosing their personal data. 

These emails are often sent by spoofing or forging the emails’ sender details to give the impression that they came from a trusted sender.


There are many ways to improve workplace security. You can improve the security of your devices by installing a firewall, anti-virus, and anti-phishing software on them. 

You can also install an IDS to detect suspicious and malicious activity on your network and block it from accessing your devices.

Anti-virus and firewalls are effective devices that protect you against cyber threats but they can only be as effective as the people behind them.