of size or experience, all businesses should be conscious regarding
cyber security. It has become too big of an issue to ignore as
cybercriminals continue to learn new ways to breach even the most
sophisticated security solutions. Luckily, there are actionable steps
you can take to improve internet safety.
Prevent Cyber Attack
No business is completely shielded from a cyber attack regardless of
how new or complex the security software is. Every business must take a
proactive stance to defend their customers. Preventing cyber attacks
should be a top priority because all it takes is one breach to ruin a
Businesses that implement a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy must
take extra precautions since it can involve multiple types of devices
and operating systems. Remote employees must be careful about public
WiFi hotspots at establishments such as restaurants, hotels, and
airports since not all of them have sufficient security. At one time,
businesses could get away with minimal security, but that era is
becoming ancient internet history.
The solution to preventing attacks is a mix of software, training,
and planning with well-envisioned company policies. Modern machine
learning software can monitor networks and detect intruders. Employees
should be trained on how to steer clear of malware. Also, developing a
data backup and recovery plan completes the equation to build strong
layers of protection around your assets.
With a virtual private network (VPN), you will be able to encrypt
data, which adds another layer of production. Backing up data to a
virtual cloud server diminishes the threats posed by ransomware, which
is a malware with a ransom demand attached. You won’t have to worry
about your data getting lost or damaged if it’s backed up in multiple
October is a National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an
excellent time for businesses to review your security threats and
strategies to counter them. This is especially important as many
security breaches are caused by employee error.
When employees are not trained against unauthorised access or attack,
it opens the door to vulnerabilities, such as using the same passwords
for different accounts. It’s also better to use hard-to-read passwords.
By using complex alpha-numeric passwords combined with PIN numbers, you
will slow down hackers to the point they may give up. Employees must
also be advised to be careful clicking anything that is unfamiliar or
triggers even the slightest suspicion.
Steps to Enhance Security
Change passwords throughout the year
Establish two-factor authentication (TFA)
Avoid posting private information on social media
Train staff to be selective of applications and websites
Use modern security solutions, such as 24/7 monitoring
Every business needs to demonstrate expertise in protecting its data and IT infrastructure
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