20 no-nonsense ideas to upgrade cybersecurity for your company!

Like every other business in the world, your company is vulnerable to cyberattacks and data thefts. The only way you can reduces these risks and security vulnerability is by having a proactive stance towards cybersecurity. In this post, we have no-nonsense ideas for updating cybersecurity to the next level. 

  1. Train your people on the basics of cybersecurity and make it a part of the onboarding experience. 
  2. Update all software, firmware, and OS on a regular basis, so as to get the patching done in time. 
  3. Enlist all network resources, so as to enhance accountability, and this also includes IP-based video surveillance systems. 
  4. To prevent ransomware attacks, ensure that you have regular backups of critical data and network assets. 
  5. Always use firewalls to create a barrier between company devices & networks, and untrusted networks, like the Internet. 
  6. Check server logs regularly to find possible attempts for hacking and other anomalies. Take necessary steps to prevent such incidents in the future. 
  7. Ask employees to use a virtual private network (VPN) when using company resources over public networks. 
  8. Always use antivirus and anti-malware software and do regular scans to find possible issues within the network and devices. 
  9. Consider investing in a reliable anti-ransomware, but do check the features, reviews and advantages before taking the final call. 
  10. Always keep a check on access rights, especially for privileged accounts and take necessary steps as required. 
  11. Use identity and access management (IAM) tools for certain resources, including IP cameras, so that random access by employees can be prevented. 
  12. Focus on creating strong passwords, which are long, hard to remember and include special characters. 
  13. Ask your employees to use a password manager, so that it doesn’t take long to retrieve and find passwords, especially when dealing with many accounts. 
  14. Use network segmentation to avoid compromises with the entire network. Keep security away from other subnetworks, such as HR and accounting. 
  15. Consider using multifactor authentication for selected accounts and resources. Fingerprints, face detection and security questions are common options. 
  16. Get your networks tested and scanned on a regular basis. Develop a plan for penetration testing to figure out vulnerabilities. 
  17. Always use WPA2 / WPA3 encryption for your internal networks and ensure that WPS is disabled. 
  18. For all websites, make sure to use SSL/TLS Certificates, so as to prevent data theft and hacking attempts.
  19. Hire an ethical hacker, if your budget permits, to find out the possible issues with your existing IT framework. 
  20. Finally, develop an incident response plan. 

Take a step forward towards cybersecurity today.