Organised crime groups have shown themselves to be ruthless and entrepreneurial in exploiting fear, uncertainty and doubt over COVID-19 and lockdown measures have forced businesses to rethink their operations and adapt to the new reality. The cyber-enabled fraud threat is high and businesses need to be on alert for emerging threats.
Below are 14 ways businesses can protect themselves from cyber-attacks. Download a flyer on these HERE.
1. Security Assessment
It’s important to establish a baseline and close existing vulnerabilities.
2. Spam Email
Secure your email. Most attacks originate in your email.
Apply security policies across all your network.
4. Security Awareness
Train your users – often! Teach them about data security, email attacks, and your policies and procedures. We offer a web-based training solution and “done for you” security policies.
Backup local. Backup to the cloud. Have an offine backup for each month of the year. Test your backups often.
6. Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response
Protect your computers and data from malware, viruses, and cyber attacks with advanced end point security.
7. Multi-Factor Authentication
Utilise Multi-Factor Authentication whenever you can including on your network, banking websites, and social media.
8. Dark Web Research
Knowing in real-time what passwords and accounts have been posted on the Dark Web will allow you to be proactive in preventing a data breach.
9. Computer Updates
Keep Microsoft, Adobe, and Java products updated for better security.
10. Web Gateway Security
Internet security is a race against time. Cloud based security detects web and email threats as they emerge on the internet, and blocks them on your network within seconds.
11. Mobile Device Security
Today’s cyber criminals attempt to steal data or access your network by way of your employees’ phones and tablets. Mobile device security closes this gap.
Turn on Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention features. Send the log files to a managed SIEM.
Whenever possible, the goal is to encrypt files at rest, in motion and especially on mobile devices.
If all else fails, protect your income and business with cyber damage and recovery insurance policies.
If you require assistance with your cyber security setup please give us a call on 1300 796 246 or fill out the form below