16 Ways to Protect Your Business From A Cyber Attack

1 in 5 Small Businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year.

 

81% of all breaches happen to small and medium sized businesses.

 

97% of breaches could have been prevented with today’s technology.

Security Assessment

It’s important to establish a baseline and close existing vulnerabilities

Backup

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 convinced your backups are working properly, call us ASAP!

Computer Updates

Keep Microsoft, Adobe and Java products updated for better security. Have your IT provider manage all your updates to ensure your protected against the latest known attacks.

Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response

Protect your computers and data from malware, viruses, and cyber-attacks with advanced endpoint security. Today’s latest technology (which replaced your outdated anti-virus solution) protects against file-less and script-based threats and can even roll back a ransomware attack.

Spam Email

Secure your emails. Most attacks originate in your email. Having a good Anti-spam solution can reduce your exposure to attacks on your staff via email.

 

Multi-Factor Authentication

Utilise Multi Factor Authentication (MFA or 2FA) whenever you can including: 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.

Mobile Device Security

Today’s cyber criminals attempt to steal data or access your network by way of your employee’s phones and tablets. They’re counting on you to neglect this piece of the puzzle. Mobile Device Security closes this gap.

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.

SIEM/Log Management

(Security Incident & Event Management)

Uses big data engines to review all events and security logs from all covered devices to protect against advanced threats and to meet compliance requirements.

Website Maintenance & Security

One more area to ensure is maintained is your website. Ensure all plugins and core product is kept up to date. Make sure you have regular backups, strong passwords, good security on website. Alot of compromised websites become used by hackers in the emails they send out.

Cyber Insurance

Lastly if all else fails, protect your income and business with cyber damage and recovery insurance policies.

 

 

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

 Passwords

Apply security policies on your network. Deny or limit USB file storage access, enable enhanced password policies, set user screen timeouts and limit user access

Security Awareness

Train users often- teach them about data security, email attacks and what policies and procedures you have in place. Educating Users is critical part of preventing these issues to begin with

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.  Having a Data Web Research plan can help take action and protect your business from stolen credentials that have been posted for sale.

Encryption

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

 

Speak to us today about your Security Assessment

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