Planning IT for infrastructure is difficult since there is so much that goes into it. Besides building and maintaining a portion of everyday life for many people, that maintenance is both physical and digital in nature. You have to be ready for anything that comes your way no matter what it might be, and have the foresight to prepare for any and all conflicts that may arise. In an age where predation is as simple as a few well managed keystrokes, there are always threats to your systems. Here are a few ways you can prepare for the worst in the best ways possible.

Protection Walls

While this may sound obvious, there needs to be layers to your security as you create it. Some information is more important than others, meaning it needs to go behind walls of safety to ensure it is protected from outside interference. Make sure there are grades of security that information is processed and stored through, like a sort of information mesh. Important information and data sifts to the bottom in the most secure areas while the lighter info is stored higher up. This layering deters hackers and would be thieves from taking the most important bits should worse come to worst.


There should always be some form of passwords in place that are a requirement to access systems or data. This is a no-brainer but also needs to be regulated as well. The passwords should be unique to each system and should be changed every few months or even weeks depending on the data inside. Multiple failed attempts should cause a lockout so that you must request a new password or contact an admin to fix the issue.


This applies to the first two points, but data should always be encrypted. This means that it is stored behind a difficult system that needs a specific function or key to understand. Otherwise, the information will look like a jumble of useless characters or be completely inaccessible. Always make sure that your information is encrypted so that if it is stolen, you have time to recover or they are simply unable to use it.

Proper Training

Systems can be difficult to learn, so training is usually close to follow. However, you should always make sure those left in charge know all the ins and outs of the position. They should know all the security measures and have access to specific portions of it, but not all of it at once. It’s important to trust your employees, but not the the extent that it could cause harm in the future.


There are already rigid regulations in place to make sure that nothing goes wrong with your data in the long run. Make sure you are always up to date with the most recent regulations and security practices in the business so that you never run into disaster. Keep you and your infrastructure as safe as possible by following every guideline and you’ll never have to worry about a thing.