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14 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

In the fast paced digital world of today hacks and data breaches are of major concern for businesses of all sizes. To help you begin to understand how to protect your organization, we're sharing 14 ways to protect your business from a cyber attack. Have questions about anything listed or want to schedule a free consultation with our team of security experts? Contact us today.

Security Assessment: Look at your current policies and strategies and work to develop a plan to close the gaps in where you are and where you need to be. When was your last assessment?

Spam Email: Secure your 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.

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

Security Awareness: Train your users - often! Teach them about data security, email attacks, and your policies and procedures. We offer web-based training solutions and phishing testing for your users.

Advanced Endpoint Protection: Protect your computers and data from malware viruses and cyber attacks with advanced endpoint security.

Multi Factor Authentication: Utilize MFA 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.

Computer Updates: Keep Microsoft, Adobe, and Java products updated for better security. We provide a “critical update” service via automation to protect your computers from the latest known attacks.

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.

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.

Vulnerability Scan: Track changes in your user directory and report any changes that happened from point A-Z to watch for vulnerabilities.

Firewall: Turn on Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention features. Send the log files to a managed SIEM.

Encryption: Make sure to encrypt devices like laptops that leave the building and could potentially put your data at risk.

Data Protection: Be sure that you have a failover and offsite backup to assure you have quick disaster recovery. Test your backups often.

Cyber Insurance: If all else fails, protect your income and business with cyber damage and recovery insurance policies.

Our team of security experts are here to help! Schedule a FREE consultation today to begin discussing how you can assure your business is protected.


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