Nowadays, cybercriminals are more capable and adept at covering their tracks, hiding in the cloud, and manipulating internal system infrastructures to exploit some often hard-to-spot vulnerabilities. Indeed, The Tech Mantra is a firm believer that no business is too small to prioritize IT security solutions and support.
This blog summarises the significant takeaways into IT security or cybersecurity that every business should know. Consequently, we highly recommend that businesses of any size apply this IT security support and maintenance practices.
IT security solutions and tips for businesses
Layered Cyber Security
Small and medium-sized businesses are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks as they often only have 1 or 2 layers of IT security in place, this would be like leaving your house and only locking the door.
Backup your data
A data backup IT security solution is one of the best ways to protect your precious data from a ransomware attack. Ransomware is a form of malicious software. All it takes to set it off is an accidental clicking of a malicious link. This link targets any unsuspecting employee. Once deployed, all of your data is now taken hostage. Regularly keeping an updated backup of your data protects you from ransomware attacks. In an event where your system falls victim to a ransomware attack, you can easily restore back your data thanks to your backup.
How to improve your IT security solutions today!
Application Authorization – Application Authorization means only selected applications can be used and no software or settings can be installed by staff. Additionally, this prevents Ransomware and other malicious software from infecting devices.
Managed Antivirus solution – Great for alerting IT if there are any issues.
Patch Management -Insures all operating system patches and 3rd party applications stay up to date and secure.
Web Protection – Web Protection will prevent malicious or inappropriate website access for staff.
Mail Protection – Stops SPAM and virus emails from being delivered to staff inbox’s.
Monitoring & Alerts – To alert IT if there are any issues with the computers hardware, software or security.
Multi-factor Authentication – Multi factor Authentication will protect the cloud applications being used as it requires a code sent to a mobile phone for access. Far more secure than password only access.
Password Management - Password Management allows for shared company passwords to remain secret. It prevents you having to change all your passwords when staff leave, which often doesn’t happen and is a huge security risk.
Backups – Its important to backup your shared data as well as cloud applications like emails & docs in Google Workspace.