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10 Must-Have Cybersecurity Strategies

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses are able to operate.

No longer restrained to office working only; cloud computing has opened the world up to remote working thanks to faster connectivity and advancements in software technology.

However, the increased adoption of remote working and the demand for continuous and (in many cases) unrestricted connectivity has generated new and more sophisticated cybersecurity challenges.

These cyberthreats are rapidly growing and evolving with seemingly no end in sight and are impacting on companies of all sizes in all industries.

To protect your own business, it is prudent to implement a comprehensive cybersecurity program that incorporates a robust combination of security strategies and solutions.

To help, we have compiled ten of the best strategies you can implement to protect your organisation:

1 – INSTALL ANTIVIRUS AND ANTI-MALWARE
Equip all PCs and devices with AV/AM software to protect against viruses, malware, spyware or other malicious code.

2 – IMPLEMENT MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA)
MFA establishes more robust user identity authentication protocols to better control and restrict unauthorised access.

3 – PATCH MANAGEMENT
It is crucial to rapidly apply security patches and updates to your systems and software to stay protected against cyberthreats.

4 – DNS/WEB FILTERING
Implement tools to control, restrict and protect your business against malicious or corrupted websites, web servers and web applications.

5 – SECURE VPN FOR REMOTE ACCESS
Establish a virtual private network (VPN) to create secure connections for remote systems and application access.

6 – BACK UP YOUR DATA
Protect and secure your data with regular, redundant backups stored both on-site and off-site or in the cloud.

7 – PERFORM RISK AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS
Routine audits of your network and IT Infrastructure will allow you to check for vulnerabilities and errors that pose security risks.

8 – DOCUMENTED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Establish comprehensive guidelines and instructions regarding the utilisation, protection and security of your infrastructure and data.

9 – MONITOR YOUR NETWORK AND DEVICES
Gain visibility and insight into the health and performance of your network and devices and proactively scan for unusual activity or behaviour.

10 – SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING
Humans are the weakest link in your security defence. A user training program will educate and empower your employees to be less vulnerable to cyberthreats.

No business is immune. Establish a strong cybersecurity defence for your business before it’s too late!

Learn more about advancing cyber threats and additional security strategies and solutions to protect your business. Contact us today!

For more information and to arrange a cybersecurity review of your business, contact:
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