There is a ongoing international battle being fought today between many forces, but on one front. It is a battle for information and it is being fought on your computer. Criminal hackers, foreign governments, and business competitors are all trying to break into your network to steal your data. What type of data are after? Sales records, credit card numbers, phone numbers, addresses, financial records and more which keep you business thriving. Protecting this data is vital to your business’s survival and there are ways to protect yourself from Cyber Attack.
1. Conduct Quarterly Security Assessments
Establish a baseline and close existing vulnerabilities. When was your last security assessment?
2. Avoid SPAM Email
Most attacks originate in your email. We’ll help you choose a service designed to reduce spam and your exposure to attacks on your staff via email.
3. Use Strong Passwords
Apply security policies on your network.
- Deny or limit USB file storage access
- Enable enhances password policies
- Set user screen limits
- Limit user access
4. Promote Security Awareness
Train your staff and review training often. Teach them about data security, email attacks, and your policies and procedures. We offer a web-based training solution and “done for you” security polices.
5. Use Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response Technology
Protect your computer’s data from malware, viruses, and cyber attacks with advanced endpoint security. Today’s latest technology protects against file-less and script-based threats and can even rollback a ransomware attack.
6. Use 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 ted.
7. Keep Computers Updated
Keep Microsoft, Adobe, and Java products updated for better security. We provide “critical update” service via automation to protect your computers from the latest known attacks.
8. SIEM/Log 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.
9. 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 block them on our network within seconds – before they reach the user.
10. Mobile Device Security
Today’s cybercriminals attempt to steal data or access your network by way of your employee’s phones and tablets. They’re county on you to neglect this piece of the puzzle. Mobile device security closes this gap.
11. Install a Firewall
Turn on Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention features. Send the log files to a managed SIEM. And if your IT team doesn’t know what these things are, call us today!
12. Use Encryption
Whenever possible, the goal is to encrypt at rest, in motion (think email), and especially on mobile devices.
All of this gets pretty technical but we have ways to help you protect yourself from Cyber Attack. You should call us, we can help.
Contact Responza today to set up a FREE Information Technology Audit.