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- Published: 02 Jun 2023
With so many dangers lurking on the Internet, it’s no small wonder that cybersecurity is an absolute must for all kinds of businesses these days, big or small. It can be challenging to know what you need to do to protect your business, though, which is why we work to promote awareness of security best practices for SMBs. Let’s go over some of the most effective ways you can secure your organization today.
Protect Your Endpoints
You should have an enterprise-level security system in place to keep all endpoints secure for your business. This system should include a firewall, antivirus, spam blocker, and content filter for unified threat management. It should cover all of your infrastructure’s endpoints, including any mobile devices or IoT devices.
Deploy Patches and Security Updates
Your business is only as secure as the tools it uses, so you’ll want to ensure that it’s all kept up-to-date as much as possible so as to avoid unnecessary software vulnerabilities and bugs. If you deploy them as they are released, you’re minimizing the opportunities for hackers to take advantage of them against your systems.
Train Your Employees
You’ll always be at risk for a cybersecurity breach, even if you do implement the best security solutions out there. This is because hackers know that your solutions are going to be too difficult to crack on their own. It’s much easier to go through your employees using phishing attacks and scams. Be sure to train your employees so they understand that they are going to be the first line of defense against threats to your infrastructure. Do whatever you can to enforce a culture of cybersecurity for your business, including secure password creation, routine testing, and regular security training.
Use Multi-Factor Authentication
You need to ensure that your account access policies are on point, as well, but this is a bit harder than it used to be. Complex passwords are still important, but they are far from the only thing you need to secure your accounts. A multi-factor authentication solution that uses a combination of factors will be most effective. This should include two of the following: something you know (a password or a passphrase), something you own (a smartphone or mobile device), and something you are (fingerprints, face scans, biometrics).
Compudata can help you secure your business in the most effective and safe way possible. To learn more about what we can do for your business, reach out to us at 855-405-8889 today.