Why do you need to keep on advancing the cybersecurity practices you ask?
Every month there is one new threat detected regarding cybersecurity. The internet is new and exciting, also knowledgable and helpful but with it comes your data’s vulnerability. Now now, I am pretty sure you must have some or other kind of security controls for you and your business, but it may or may not be enough for you.
The hackers continuously work on cracking up the codes to every security that they cannot touch. And with that, the security measurements need to be more than just “up-to-dating” your software. You must know all the measures and precautions that are available for your data safety and security.
In just over the past year in UAE, more than half of the millennials have already experienced cybercrime. Moreover, the cyber virus has hit up to 80,000 computers targeting bank accounts.
Malvertising, Ransomware, Data Breach, Virus, Trojans, Rootkit, Keylogger, Cryptojacking…
Still, apart from these, there are some many threats that you don’t even know about. They look for that one tiny little crack into your company that you didn’t consider enough to be a problem in first place. So, what can we do more while following the Cybersecurity trends now?
Know the difference between an antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-malware
Cybersecurity technologies may differ by a lot even if they sound similar. That tiny difference between the three can become a jackpot to an unauthentic coder. So, have a good understanding of what you are dealing with.
Every little update is critical. Implement best practices and Regularly keep on updating everything from passwords to cloud. Moreover, never be thoughtless and go dashing around clicking suspicious and unknown emails. You may get caught in hackers phishing net, throwing your whole company’s details and privacy under the bus. Use spam filters and protect yourselves from phishing emails. Also, be aware of the online transaction issues and payment fraud.
Create awareness and alertness amongst all of your employees/colleagues too. Monitor every server and network correctly. Servers, cloud technologies and many services connect the devices in your organisation. The estimation is that 2020 will see approximately 200 Billion devices connected. As a result, that makes one user’s mistake, everyone’s headache in a workplace.
Define strong policies and processes. Keep a document for your cybersecurity practices and strategies.
Furthermore, be on a high alert with every single change. With every employee, in or out, modify your computer credentials from time to time and keep them safe. According to Research done by Cybersecurity Ventures, ransomware attacks occur more on individuals than businesses itself.
Back up your data
From word documents to, databases, and financial files the SBA recommends backing up. Make sure to keep 2 to 3 backups at different but safe locations including Cloud. Furthermore, ensure that you have the latest reserves accessible to you and backup regularly while providing it’s aptly functional.
Hire a professional team for better cybersecurity practices for data, website and cloud security.
Also, it is necessary to get a cybersecurity practices consultant for your business protection issues and solving out the vulnerabilities. Running around in darkness when you don’t even know how to switch on the lights is pointless and a waste of all your efforts. So, don’t just install some random “popular” software applications, firewall and commonly known security issues over the internet.
Remember, hackers attack almost every 40 seconds over the world and this may go up to 14 seconds over this year. So, make sure not to leave any corner unattended. Plan for mobile devices safety, use multifactor identification and keep your security always moving. Cybercriminals get advanced every hour and Its an always on-target for them. From commonly known norms to professional standardised Cybersecurity trends, keep an eye on everything. Always keep yourself well informed.