Securing your IT system is crucial to the day to day running of your business. It is also vital that all business owners have a fundamental working knowledge to protect against cyber-attacks. Did you know, one small business in the UK is successfully hacked every 19 seconds? For this reason, we have listed some key security solutions and techniques that you can do to protect yourself from digitally based threats.
Endpoint protection, also commonly known as anti-virus, is a resource that protects systems and devices against harmful programs such as spyware and malware. We strongly recommend installing this software on all devices and that it is always kept up to date. We assist our clients in the setup of the relevant policies and ensure that security patches and updates are deployed to all devices across the network.
Every business requires a backup solution of some sort. By having an effective backup and disaster recovery solution in place, you can make sure that your data is always easily accessible and recoverable in case of the worst were to happen.
A cloud managed firewall monitors network traffic coming into your business and removes unwanted attempts to access your network from hackers or malicious software (e.g., worms). You must ensure that your firewall Is reviewed and updated regularly to give your business the best possible protection.
Email gateways are the number one threat for a security breach as there are a few ways in which a cyber-attack can be launched against you. Email protection not only limits email spam, but also adds an additional layer of security to protect your business from several kinds of threats.
Multi-Factor authentication also known as MFA, is a system that verifies users’ identity by requiring multiple credentials when logging on/signing in. Quite often a code will be sent to your mobile which can be inputted to your machine, adding an additional step which massively discourages hackers from attempting to breach your account.
If you would like to find out more on IT security for businesses, we have 10 more tried and tested techniques which will protect you from any cyber threat. This forms part of our ’15 steps of IT security’ consultancy. Get in touch today to find out more by speaking to one of our security specialists.