The beginning of the year is the ideal time to improve the habits of companies. From CENTUM Digital we believe it is convenient to reestablish new security policies that reinforce the continuity of organizations and keep them free of any type of cyber threat.
As is well known, cybersecurity comprises one of the biggest concerns for any company, since any cyber-attack can generate serious consequences for data security and business persistence.
Here are ten tips to protect your business against potential cyber threats.
Cybersecurity tips for your company:
- Establish acceptable use policies for company security
The objective of this policy is to incorporate in a document a set of essential aspects and elements that employees must follow when using the company’s resources, including both the use of computer or technological equipment and the use of the Internet network.
These policies can help minimize the risk of cyber-attacks and maintain control and are therefore an essential part of any institution. Because any type of internet activity of employees can have an impact on the entry of malware into the company’s network.
- Establish a security perimeter
Limit access to critical data and systems. Not all employees need to have access to all of the company’s confidential information. Simply limiting its use helps mitigate the risk of insider breaches or cyberattacks.
The key is a centralized management of the dashboards that house confidential information of any company.
- Set up a security management system
Use security monitoring tools that help detect and respond quickly to potential hazards. It also includes intrusion detection systems, network activity monitors, and security event monitors.
- Keep systems and applications up to date
It may seem simple, but security updates play a critical role in protecting systems and applications against any known vulnerabilities.
Why is it important to have the operating system updated?
Updates improve not only aspects of functionality and performance, but also increase the security of systems and software, eliminating execution errors, fixing vulnerabilities, and including new features. Failure to do so facilitates the theft of information and the evasion of privacy.
- Use firewalls and protection against computer viruses
Firewalls known as firewalls are a highly secure device that protects private networks, verifying access and connection to the internet. Its main purpose is to block the entries of malware traffic and data packets. Being a filter to establish what services are available to users.
Computer virus protection is designed to prevent, evade, and prevent and remove possible solutions.
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- Use passwords or strong keys and change periodically
Passwords give us access to data and information within companies. One of the main measures is to change them regularly, making it difficult for criminals to access such information using random combinations and avoiding great dangers.
Most frauds are related to identity and credential theft on the corporate intranet.
- Make use of two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to the login process on any platform by requiring the user to provide a verification code in addition to using the key or password. More and more services and platforms that incorporate have compatible this function.
This significantly helps users secure access to critical accounts and systems. Reducing the occurrence of possible phishing attacks.
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- Back up data on a regular basis
Cyberattacks such as ransomware or ransom malware set up a type of malware that prevents users from accessing files, locking systems, and even deleting data.
What if our servers fail or break down?
The backups or back-up allows us to have an action plan for any type of problem in the systems of the organizations. Reducing the response time to incidents and providing greater maneuverability.
In this way, companies must configure an automatic backup on a regular basis, to cover us against problems of failures, breakdowns on the web.
- Raise awareness and educate employees about cybersecurity
Create overriding cybersecurity awareness and training plans that help keep business operations safe.
Employee security awareness is one of the most cost-effective ways companies have to prevent information theft, cyber-attacks such as SMShing, Phishing and many more.
Having a trained work team and aware of good cybersecurity practices, makes them have a greater responsibility for action with information and with the use of the internet.
- Invest in a cybersecurity service provider
Computer attacks are the order of the day, being mandatory for companies to draw up good cybersecurity strategies.
Outsourcing cybersecurity with IT service providers ensures data protection, maintains a good image towards customers and verifies that they follow the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
CENTUM DIGITAL, experts in cybersecurity services
From CENTUM Digital we are aware of the rise of cybercrime and the needs that companies have. That’s why we’ve designed smart, tailored cybersecurity solutions that help companies protect themselves and improve their competitiveness in the marketplace.