Another year has gone by and maybe you and your business weren’t able to accomplish all the security resolutions you had in mind for 2021.
It is never too late to start it. Here are some great ways to keep your business secure this new year:
Monitor access – Change password + Request MFA
Does your business still use the same passwords to access important accounts that you have always used? The proper thing to do is to secure passwords every six months, and this should be an especially high priority for small businesses. Moreover, be sure to create different passwords for different accounts, do not to recycle passwords, change for something completely new. In order to remember all of those passwords, make sure you use a password manager, we can help you with that.
Simply coming up with several different passwords to protect varied business' accounts is not enough to prevent cyber attacks .It is highly recommended for small business to use multi-factor authentication to secure your accounts. This is the authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an email, phone number or other authentication applications.
Be careful in the cloud – Backup
Many things can happen that would cause your company to lose important data. Hardware or software failure, data corruption, or a human-caused event, such as a malicious attack (virus or malware), or accidental deletion of data.
Regardless of your company size and sector, regular backups are crucial to securing your company’s data and network. Daily backups are one of the most important steps you can take to prevent data loss and to bring the system back after a network disaster.
Check and double-check – Computer and Software Updates
When a vulnerability is found to your computer or to a piece of software, a patch can be used to fix it. Updates and patches fix vulnerabilities in your software or computer to reduce the risks of attacks, it ensures your system is kept up-to-date and therefore allows your system to run smoothly, it maintains your company compliant, and it can also fix a software bug. So, keep your systems updated to the latest version and make sure your software is also updated.
Create a cybersecurity policy and provide ongoing training
Keeping employees trained and ready to assist with the prevention of the latest threat and attack methods will help your business prevent headaches. In addition to reducing stress, security training will help eliminate risky behavior as the user is the biggest vulnerability there is. As part of your hiring process and as a yearly requirement a Security Awareness Training should be offered. You will be able to breath knowing your staff is equipped with the tools to prevent attacks.
Let your IT support team help your company meet all those resolutions and stay ahead of the game this new year.
Give us a call or send us an email to see how we can assist you and your company’s security goals.