One of your most significant corporate assets is data. One of your top priorities should be to keep it safe. So, if you don’t have much security in place, there is a bare minimum you should be implementing right now.
There are many of security systems available that all perform distinct jobs ranging from preventing criminals from obtaining access to detecting and limiting the damage that can be done. There is no one-size-fits-all solution because each firm has distinct needs and different sorts of data to protect.
Here are three key safeguards that every organization should use as a starting point.
A firewall analyzes internet traffic entering and exiting your IT network. It serves as a barrier between your network and the rest of the world. It serves as your initial line of defense against an attacker attempting to breach into your network.
A password manager securely keeps all of your credentials and can generate passwords that are nearly impossible to guess for all of your accounts and applications.
This is beneficial against brute force attacks, in which cyber criminals attempt to obtain access to your system by guessing the password. It also prevents you from writing your passwords down somewhere ‘safe’!
A VPN is essential for any remote or hybrid workers in your organization.
It implies that your staff can connect to your network from wherever they are without fear of being watched by a criminal.
VPNs keep your browsing fully private, concealing your device and location information, as well as any files you download. If you or your workers frequently use public Wi-Fi, especially to connect to your network, a VPN is required.
These are our basic recommendations.
Additional methods, such as Multi-Factor Authentication, are used to authenticate the identity of all users, and antivirus software is used to deal with any intrusions.
These operate together to form a multi-layered security barrier that protects against threats on multiple fronts.
But it’s important you create a security plan that’s right for your specific business. It’s a good idea to seek some professional help.
Not everyone’s as excited about IT security as we are! But we definitely have a passion for it.
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