Cyberattacks are a major issue for everyone and especially for businesses. In fact, if you don’t have a solid handle on the actions you take, your IT may be more exposed than you think. We thought we would go through a few really simple actions you can take to enhance your security posture.
Your business runs on software, and most businesses have a lot of it. That is a lot of potential vulnerabilities if all of that software isn’t updated with the latest patches and threat definitions. We understand that since there is so much software to manage and maintain, that some lightly-used programs or mobile apps can be overlooked. This isn’t good, however. You absolutely need to ensure that every application your business uses is updated regularly.
So many people (and businesses) are guilty of this poor security practice. Insecure passwords are some of the most exploited security components. Good password practices include:
Multi-factor authentication should be deployed everywhere it is offered. That extra layer of security is a great tool when looking to combat the myriad of threats trying to gain access to your accounts, and ultimately, your business’ network.
When working remotely or through mobile devices while out of the office, people often connect to suspect Wi-Fi signals that can be completely compromised from the outset and can lead to transmitted data being intercepted and networks to be corrupted. One tool that can help is called a virtual private network (VPN). This tool gives an encrypted connection that allows data to be sent and received in relative safety over these suspect networks.
Protecting your digital resources and information systems is becoming more important than ever before. If you would like to talk to one of our IT professionals about getting the security tools you need to keep your business safe, give us a call at 818-206-6383 today.