In today’s digital age protecting your business from cyber-attacks is more important than ever. From ransomware to your customer or clients personal information ending up on the dark web, cybercriminals have created methods to steal data in a variety of ways. One click on a compromised link in an innocent seeming email or an accidental download of malware can cost your company financially and damage your reputation.
There are ways to protect yourself and your business from cyber threats. Ravitron experts suggest these best practices for cyber security:
Use strong passwords
One of the most basic yet important things you can do to protect yourself from cyber threats is to use strong passwords. A strong password should be at least 12 characters long and include a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
Keep your software up to date
Keeping your software up to date is another crucial step in maintaining cyber security. Software updates often include security patches that fix vulnerabilities and protect against new threats.
Use anti-virus software
Anti-virus software can detect and prevent malware from infecting your computer or network. It is important to keep your anti-virus software up to date and perform regular scans to detect and remove any threats.
Use two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of authentication in addition to a password. This can include a fingerprint scan, a text message code, or a security token.
Back up your data
Backing up your data regularly can help protect against data loss due to a cyber-attack or hardware failure. It is important to store backups in a secure location that is separate from the original data.
Train employees on cyber security best practices
Cyber security is not just the responsibility of the IT department. All employees should be trained on cyber security best practices, including how to identify phishing scams, how to create strong passwords, and how to report any suspicious activity.
Limit access to sensitive data
Limiting access to sensitive data can help prevent unauthorized access and data breaches. This can include using role-based access controls, requiring multi-factor authentication for access to sensitive data, and monitoring access logs.
Have a response plan in place
Despite your best efforts, a cyber-attack may still occur. Having a response plan in place can help minimize the damage and prevent further attacks. This should include procedures for notifying the appropriate parties, isolating affected systems, and restoring data from backups.
Ravitron can help you assess your entire network from all angles to find any potential threats to your data. We will create an action plan detailing what you need to do to be more secure, and help you create a protocol in case an incident happens. Mention this blog for a $500 discount off your cyber security assessment. Protect yourself and your business from cyber threats. Let Ravitron help your company to stay vigilant and up to date with the latest security technologies and protections.