Cybersecurity Tips: A Refresher

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Cybersecurity Tips: A Refresher

While cybersecurity is a topic frequently discussed, it’s imperative to stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity tips available in order to safeguard the future of your business.

At Fitzrovia IT we believe prevention is always better than cure, and as such often highlight the best ways in which you can maintain your enterprise’s data security and digital policy. As a trusted MSP cybersecurity is always at the forefront of our minds when catering to our clients’ digital needs, and today we’ve compiled our top 4 tips to help you maintain ironclad cybersecurity policy for your business.

 

1. Update your systems

 

As we’ve previously highlighted, the number one rule for protecting your business’ data against security breaches is keeping your systems updated! The best way to keep cybercriminals from breaching your business’ data and systems is to maintain fully updated operating systems and software. Without frequent updates and patches, vulnerabilities in your software can be exploited by threat actors looking to profit off your data.

 

2. Backup your data

 

One of the most important things you can do to protect your business from the potential ramifications of a cyber-attack is to back up your data. By copying and saving your data to a separate location you can ensure your data will never be lost or inaccessible to your business.

 

3. Implement MFA and good password policy

 

Strong passwords and the implementation of MFA are essential in keeping your employees’ accounts secure. Using Multi Factor Authentication can block up to 99.9% of cyber-attacks and is the simplest way you can protect your business against a breach; employees can choose to have a code sent or generated on their device, that can then be used to authenticate who they are with every log-in. Password reuse, single factor authentication and stored passwords in accessible locations are all hugely common mistakes that can be detrimental to your business – but are some of the easiest mistakes to correct.

4. Invest in user awareness training

 

It’s imperative to ensure your employees have a strong grasp on the tactics cybercriminals may use to enter your systems and exploit your data. With user awareness training employees can explore the necessity of following best practice policy, reducing the likelihood of human error in causing a security breach. Using phishing simulations and informative resources, all employees can learn how to recognise potential threats, being able to identify, report and prevent company-wide attacks.

 

Implementing Policy

If your business is to implement these simple tips, you can be safe in the knowledge that your cybersecurity posture will be continuously improving! With regular system updates, strong password policies and user awareness, your data will be safely secured from criminals looking to profit off your system’s weaknesses.

Fitzrovia IT carry out proactive cybersecurity assessments which evaluate your security posture and help you to improve your cybersecurity strategies and solutions. If you want to discuss your business’ security posture or the ways in which you can develop your cybersecurity policy, contact one of our expert team today.