Modern businesses depend on cybersecurity to help keep operations from being targeted by hackers and other cybercriminals. Businesses need to be both resilient and agile in how they protect their infrastructure from these threats. Let’s discuss four of the most important ways your business can protect itself from the growing threats of malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, and other cybersecurity threats.
Secure Your Endpoints
Enterprise-level security solutions that can help you protect all endpoints of your business are crucial to keeping your infrastructure secure. You should implement a firewall, antivirus solution, spam blocker, and content filter that can govern your entire computing infrastructure. This software will handle most of the hard work for endpoint protection, and keep in mind that endpoints also include mobile devices and IoT devices, too.
Implement Patches and Security Updates
Software is at the heart of your business operations, and as such, you’ll want to make sure you are keeping it all up-to-date so that your solutions aren’t putting your business in harm’s way. You need to make sure that you’re applying patches and security updates as they are released so that you’re addressing all possible vulnerabilities and bugs which could allow a threat to slip through the cracks.
Train Your Employees on Security Practices
No matter how many solutions you implement for your business, chances are you’ll still be at risk of a cyberattack against your employees. This is the downside of advanced cybersecurity solutions; criminals know they can’t break through, so they look for other avenues of access, including your staff. You should educate your employees on topics like secure password creation, phishing attacks, and routine tests that keep them engaged in your culture of cybersecurity.
Utilize Multi-Factor Authentication
Account access is something you cannot neglect for your infrastructure security, and the simple and harsh truth is that complex passwords are only a single, small part of controlling account access. You should implement multi-factor authentication so that you can use a combination of factors to guarantee that users accessing an account are who they claim to be. Measures include something you know (a password or passphrase), something you own (a smartphone or mobile device), and something you are (fingerprints, face scans, other biometrics).
Keeping your business safe is not a one-and-done kind of initiative; it’s an ongoing process that requires careful monitoring, maintenance, and evaluation. To learn more about how you can keep your company safe from today’s advanced cyberthreats, reach out to us at (317) 759-3972.