The CyberSecurity awareness month goes on. How to get your cybersecurity right to protect your business? This is a primary concern of most business owners and executives nowadays. Technology brings competitive advantages to businesses by expanding agility, offering new services, and better customer experience but at the same time this increases vulnerability to cyberthreats. Here are TOP-7 do’s when it comes to cybersecurity
1. Back up your data and ensure using a reliable data recovery solution.
Some cyber security experts predict that ransomware will keep its title as the biggest threat for any business worldwide in 2022. That’s why it’s essential to have an effective and reliable backup and recovery solution in place to protect sensitive business data. Automate your backups and remember about the 3-2-1 rule: always make three copies of the data, keep them on two different storage media and store one copy offsite. You can back up your data through a cloud storage solution, such as OneDrive for Business by Microsoft, or Google Drive Enterprise, etc. An ideal solution will use encryption when transferring and storing your data.
2. Install your updates.
Whenever software development companies find a bug or a security risk in their applications or software, they send out a patch to their customers. Always make sure that your software is updated to ensure the best protection. Most updates allow you to schedule them after business hours, so the process will not interrupt your work.
3. Secure your network with a VPN.
Using a virtual private network (VPN) encrypts Internet connections and data transferred via your network. Most VPN services also have a built-in feature to disconnect hardware from your network when a protected connection is lost. Today’s TOP-3 business VPN options according to Tech Radar are: Perimeter 81, NordLayer, and Twingate
4. Conduct regular cybersecurity training for your employees.
They are statistically proven that people are the weakest link in any cybersecurity chain. About 95% of breaches are blamed on human error. Hackers know this, so they exploit employees to get sensitive data using phishing emails and malware, and their methods are getting sophisticated. That’s why it is impossible to establish reliable cybersecurity without educating employees on the critical cyber risks.
5. Ensure you use multi-factor authentication (MFA)
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a verification security process that requires you to provide two or more proofs of your identity before accessing your account. For example, a system will need a password and a code sent to your mobile device before granting access. Multi-factor authentication adds a layer of security to make it harder for attackers to access your device or online accounts.
6. Use modern, reliable Cyber Security tools.
Cyberthreats are constantly evolving and getting more sophisticated and damaging. Therefore, the primary cybersecurity focus shifted from protection to prevention that can be achieved by 24/7 monitoring and using modern analyzing tools to detect a threat. Klik Solutions has recently launched three new cybersecurity packages that provide comprehensive protection supported by our partner Sophos.
7. Consider cyber security insurance.
Insurance companies offer cybersecurity policies. The cost of dealing with a cyber-attack can be much more than just repairing databases, strengthening security or replacing laptops. Cyber liability insurance cover can help your business with the costs of recovering from an attack. Like all insurance policies, your business must understand what is covered.
Right now, you have a unique opportunity to get a free online cybersecurity readiness assessment for your company. Klik Solutions’ cybersecurity experts will help you assess your IT infrastructure cyber threats resistance and discover gaps to be patched. Learn more HERE.