Increasing cybercrimes against companies appear to make internet security feel more and more complex. However, there are straightforward steps any organization can take to protect against malware, hackers, and crypto locking. The good news is that taking these steps is a lot easier and less expensive than you might think.
When you think of cybersecurity, think of peeling back the layers of an onion: The more layers of security you implement, the less likely you or your organization will fall victim to an attack.
Layer One: A Firewall. A Firewall consists of either software or hardware that manages internet traffic in and out of your organization and fends off would-be attackers. This first line of defense can also restrict non-business-related usages such as social media, media streaming, and adult content which can also be a common source of malware.
Layer Two: End-Point Protection. Incorporating most aspects of traditional anti-virus solutions, end-point protection such as Webroot End-Point Protection blocks known threats that have evaded your firewall and “zero-day” threats that have not been recognized yet by responding and reacting to usual device behavior that indicates the presence of cyber breach.
Layer Three: Email Security Protection. The clever design of phishing messages can prompt the reader to take detrimental actions. Anti-Phishing solutions such as AppRiver’s “Email Threat Protection” help organizations reduce phishing messages and train users to recognize them.
Layer Four: Password/ Pass Phrase Management: Utilize strong, intricate passwords or, even better, a passphrase. Additionally, password management tools are highly secure solutions for managing multiple passwords.
Layer Five: Two Factor Identification: Requires a password/passphrase and code from an external device to log in.Summit IT Solutions has positioned itself to be a leader in cyber-security preparedness. Click Here to book a 1-1 discussion with Summit IT Solutions and qualify for a complimentary Network and Security Scan.