In today’s world of cyberattacks and cybercriminals, it’s more important than ever that you are taking the appropriate steps to protect your organization from all manners of threats. We have a list of cybersecurity best practices that you should consider following for your organization’s computing infrastructure. Let’s take a look.
An enterprise-grade cybersecurity solution that protects all endpoints on your system will go a long way toward keeping your infrastructure secure. We recommend a unified threat management (UTM) tool that includes features such as a firewall, antivirus, spam filter, and content filter that work in tandem to secure your business. Furthermore, you should be protecting all endpoints, including mobile devices that might be accessing sensitive information.
Your business uses many different software solutions to get its work done, from the operating systems on your workstations to the productivity applications utilized throughout the day. These systems need to be updated periodically and kept up-to-date with the latest security patches to address discovered vulnerabilities or bugs. It’s critical that you keep up with this, as you could be leaving a pathway into your business open if you fail to do so.
Access to accounts plays a critical role in protecting your infrastructure, and complex passwords are not going to cut it anymore (although they sure do help a fair amount). Instead, you should be utilizing multi-factor authentication. We recommend that you use a combination of the following authentication methods: something you know (a password or passphrase), something you own (a smartphone or mobile device), and something you are (fingerprints, face scans, or other biometrics).
You can implement as many security measures as you’d like, but they won’t be effective without employee buy-in and education. Be sure to keep your employees up to speed on the latest cybersecurity best practices through comprehensive and—most importantly—regular training. We aren’t talking about a one-and-done training session. You should constantly be testing and training your employees so they get it ingrained in their brain that their actions matter to cybersecurity.
At the end of the day, the most important part of keeping your infrastructure safe from cyberattacks is to be proactive and preventative. If you can prevent cyberattacks from affecting your network, then you will be best protected against them. To learn more about how Computerware can help you implement a comprehensive cybersecurity plan, reach out to us at (703) 821-8200.
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Computerware has been serving the Vienna area since 1976, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.