Lack of cybersecurity education, weak passwords, and poor employee practices are among the top causes of ransomware.
Let’s talk about this your employee innocently clicks a link within an email and the next thing you know, your business files are being held hostage by a cyber attacker. It only takes a few seconds to cause potentially irrevocable damage to your systems, and hackers are always looking for new victims.
Don’t know where to start?
1. Conduct a security risk assessment
. Understand the most critical threats to your business, like system failures, natural disasters as well as malicious human actions and determine the impact they may have on your company.
2. Train your employees. Conduct employee awareness training across your entire workforce to educate users on common scams and avoidance techniques. Also, because cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, make sure your training curriculum is relevant and updated frequently.
3. Use multiple layers of protection. Implement a password policy that requires strong passwords and monitor your employee accounts for breach intel through dark web monitoring. Deploy firewall, VPN, and EDR technologies to ensure your network and endpoints are not vulnerable to attacks. Extras: Consider mandatory multi-factor authentication,
ongoing network monitoring, and hard drive encryption.
4. Keep software up to date. Unpatched or out-of-date software will allow some kind of threat to breach your security. Cybercriminals exploit software vulnerabilities using a variety of tactics to gain access to computers and data. Managed service providers (MSPs) can automate this for businesses just like yours, with a remote monitoring and management tool. Don’t forget to keep your mobile phones up to date as well.
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