Ways to Protect Your Business From a Cyber Attack!

Cybersecurity was pretty simple back in the 1990s. Anti-virus software and firewalls offered plenty of resources to combat attacks that were more annoying than dangerous, that world is gone.

 

Cybersecurity threats pose significant risks to businesses, particularly those that have poor security measures in place.

The vast majority of all breaches happen to small and medium-sized businesses, and most of the breaches could have been prevented with current technology.

If you are responsible for protecting your data and confidential information from hackers and other cyber threats, take the time to review these best practices. It could make the difference in guarding against potentially ruinous data theft or privacy invasions.

Security Awareness

Train your users - often! Teach them about data security, email attacks, and your policies and procedures. We offer training security and policy training.

Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response Protect your computer's data from malware, viruses and cyber attacks with advanced endpoint security. Today's latest technology (which replaces your outdated anti-virus solution) protects against file-less and script-based threats and can even rollback a ransomware attack.

Updates

Keep your firmware and software updated, we provide a “critical update” service via automation to protect your computers and servers from the latest known attacks.

Antivirus / Malware

Choose your software with care, not all that glitters is not gold, for our recommendations see here

Passwords

The stronger the passwords you use are, the more secure you will be against potential cyber attacks. we made a short introduction to strong passwords here:

Firewall

Make use of services and rules for both in and outside threats, most people only think about outside threats coming in but with communications today, IM, email, social media, USB the threat is just as likely to come from inside, assume the worst.

If you have a UTM (Unified ThreManagementmnt) device a good start is to deny sites based on content as well as know security risks.

Encryption

Whenever possible, the goal is to encrypt files at rest, in motion (think email) and especially on mobile devices.

Spam Email

Secure your email, the majority of attacks originate in/via your email, there are several steps to securing this medium, and they start at the domain level then work your way inwards, see here for more info on that.

Backup

I cannot stress this enough, Backup local. Backup to the cloud. Have an offine backup for each month of the year. Test your backups often, if your aren’t convinced your backups are working properly call us,

Multi-Factor Authentication

Utilize Multi-Factor Authentication whenever you can including on your network, banking websites, and even social media. It adds an additional layer of protection to ensure that even if your password does get stolen, your data stays protected.

Web Gateway Security

Internet security is a race against time. Cloud-based security detects web and email threats as they emerge on the internet, and blocks them on your network within seconds – before they reach the user.

Mobile Device Security

Today's cybercriminals attempt to steal data or access your network by way of your employees' phones and tablets. They're counting on you to neglect this piece of the puzzle. Mobile device security closes this gap.

Stay Current

Moving industry news can cover plenty of relevant topics, including online safety concerns. This is why you should always make sure that you follow industry trends and news. Stay informed about the latest incidents with malware and by doing so, it will be all the easier to take necessary measure to protect your business from cyber attacks.

Security Assessment

It's important to establish a baseline and close existing vulnerabilities. When was your last assessment?

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Dark Web Research

If you can, Knowing in real-time what passwords and accounts have been posted on the Dark Web will allow you to be proactive in preventing a data breach. We scan the Dark Web and take action to protect your business from stolen credentials that have been posted for sale.

SIEM/Log Management

(Security Incident & Event Management)
Uses big data engines to review all event and security logs from all covered devices to protect against advanced threats and to meet compliance requirements.

on Wednesday November 14 by Peter Atkin
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