5 WAYS to Protect Your Business From a Cyber Attack
Most attacks originate in your email. Every email service provider has different security measures available. Always look into your default privacy and security settings and make necessary changes. You should create strong passwords for your email, change them frequently, and always log out of your account. To avoid downloading viruses through your email, download an antivirus software that is equipped to protect your system. There are also services your company could use designed to reduce spam and your exposure to attacks on your staff via email. Avoid clicking on links or download attachments from outside your contacts.
Apply security policies on your network. Some examples include denying or limiting USB file storage access, enabling enhanced password policies, setting user screen timeouts, and limiting user access. Passwords should never be written down or shared. They should be unique and strong, but simple enough to remember. Consider implementing dual-factor authentication for your employees to decrease risk even further.
Backup local. Backup to the cloud. Have an offline backup for each month of the year. Test your backups often. And if you aren’t regularly and completely backing up your data, you risk losing it all. Could your business afford that? If you aren’t convinced that your backups are working properly, call us ASAP.
Dark Web Research
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. The majority of companies we have provided this scan for have had employee credentials or personal information on the dark web.
Train your users - 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 policies.