The latest statistics reveal that 46% of all cyber breaches impact businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees. And 61% of SMBs were the target of a cyberattack in 2021. These are the size of companies most likely not to have an IT department or a very small one. It makes them vulnerable targets.
TRAINING: Being cyber-savvy begins with your employees. It is mission-critical that they are trained to do their part in keeping the “bad guys” out. Conducting awareness training with frequent refresher sessions is a must. Teach them about common social tactics, phishing, and the importance of not clicking on suspicious links or downloading attachments from unknown sources. Drive this home and make sure they understand this training is beneficial for their home computer use.
PASSWORD POLICIES: Ensure your password policies won’t allow for easy-to-guess passwords like 1-2-3-4 or a child’s name, for example. Enforce rules about requiring frequent password changes.
MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION: It is worth exploring the use of Multi-Factor Authentication for accessing sensitive systems and data. It will provide an additional layer of security even if a password is compromised.
FIREWALLS AND MORE: If you haven’t already implemented firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems to monitor and block suspicious network activity, you should do so now.
SECURITY CULTURE: Foster a culture of cybersecurity awareness and responsibility throughout the organization. Encourage employees to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity promptly.This is not a comprehensive treatise on all the actions you can take to keep your business and its data secure.
Working with a company that specializes in cybersecurity is the best way to protect yourself. Inverse Technology Solutions has teamed up with a leading U.S.-based firm to provide clients with customized and appropriate security measures.
We would happily meet to discuss your needs and proposed action plans. Call 800-854-2444 or visit www.inversetech.com and schedule a consultation directly from our website. We look forward to helping you secure your business and your future.