Cybercrime is growing quickly. A report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) revealed that worldwide cybercrime consistently costs an estimated $600 billion per year. While threats may consist of attacks from skilled and advanced attackers, corporations often face threats from commodity malware, ransomware, viruses, opportunistic hacking, social engineering, and the several other commonplace types.
Regardless of the current state of your security software, there are approaches in which you may construct stronger defenses to thwart those attempts or mitigate the potential harm.
1. Cybersecurity Assessments
To build adequate security, you need to know where you currently stand. Start with a periodic assessment to create an action plan to secure your environment. Assessment will help you prioritize resources and plan in a better way to avoid time and money on wasted efforts. Once you have the analysis report before you, you can take a risk management approach to implement the steps to ensure a secure environment.
2. Staff Training
Attackers are always seeking an opportunity to enter into your systems and network. The source of opportunities for the attackers may include an employee with weak passwords or who falls for a phishing scam. Ensure that your staff is well aware of the possibilities of cybercrime like how attackers can trick them, and how to identify any suspicious activity on your system. Train them on how to prevent cybercrime and use safety measures to protect the organization from these attempts. Encourage tech-savvy employees to help other employees and become an extension of your security team.
3. Keep Software Updated
It is important to use updated software in your organization. Old apps are susceptible to attacks. Attackers can steal information, penetrate networks, and cause severe damage. Check the major software updates on at least a monthly basis. Implement a vulnerability management process to check the loose strings and missing patches.
4. Physical security
Along with securing digital assets, it is important to consider securing your physical environment, too. Attackers often gain access to login credentials in many cybercrime cases. They also attacked the organization as they got infrastructure schematics and other valuable and exploitable information by gaining physical entry into buildings or from the internal resources.
Restricting entry for the main rooms and server rooms to the limited people can help you reduce the attacks. Prepare your staff to protect their environments. Ask them to lock computers and sensitive information when they are away from their desk or office. Avoid accessing the information on the open WiFi networks or at the public place.
5. Least Privilege Access Management
Make sure you have defined the access permission for the employees while using the tools. The administrator should have full access to the functionality of a tool, system, or network used in your organization. The other employees should have limited access to the portals or tools related to their tasks. If an attacker gets access to any of the employee credentials, you can still limit the damage.
Final Thoughts: Keep it Secure
Ensure that your business data is stored securely, and your accounts are locked down. Speaking to a Google Certified Security Engineer at UpCurve Cloud. After an audit from a Google Certified Security Engineer, you’ll be given a road map that allows you to implement security solutions and policies that work better for your business, keeping your data safe.
To find out how UpCurve Cloud can improve your G Suite experience and make your workplace more secure, contact us today.
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