Prevent Cyber Attacks: Tips to Protect your Data

Cyber attacks are rapidly increasing as technology continues to progress. It is a reality that many companies face now. Understanding the basics of cybersecurity and putting them into practice will help you and your organization reduce the risk of cyber attacks. Below are simple and practical ways you can do to protect your organization.

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Require Strong Passwords: When choosing a strong password, it should be memorable to you and should include at least 8 characters with a mix of upper and lower case, numbers, and special characters. It is a good practice to change your account passwords on a quarterly basis, most especially when you suspect that your account has been compromised.

Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): One of the simplest ways to help secure your accounts is to enable MFA. In order to login to your account, MFA adds an extra layer of protection by sending a security code to your verified devices such as your smartphone. Let us know if you would like help enabling MFA on your Office 365 and other accounts.

Upgrade to Endpoint Protection: Unlike antivirus that safeguards individual computers against viruses, endpoint security software protects the entire network of devices (PCs, peripherals, and mobile devices) as a whole. Endpoint Protection can help identify abnormal behavior on a device and prevent malware attacks by examining and sandboxing suspicious apps and processes. Besides antivirus, most endpoint protection includes email filtering, web filtering, and firewall services that all work together to provide better security for your network.

Exercise Security Awareness: Build awareness around cybersecurity by regularly training your employees on security best practices. Update your staff as you hear about new risks and vulnerabilities so they will know what to look out for and consult your IT partner for ways to protect your data.

Every employee plays an important role in the safety of the entire organization. Recognizing cybersecurity threats and reviewing your organization’s security protocols is a must. This will help you understand where extra security measures are needed in your organization.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance in protecting your organization from cyberattacks.

Need help protecting your organization’s data from cyberattacks? Contact us today at (509) 433-7606.

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