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Making Cybersecurity a Priority

Today, even the smallest businesses find that online threats such as cybercriminals and data brokers are a real, common threat, so infrastructure integrity is something that companies need to know to ensure their online safety. Infrastructure integrity refers to your setup that promotes safety and security, including firewalls, anti-virus software, and backups.

If your business hasn’t invested in cybersecurity yet, you’re putting your sensitive data at risk. Here is how you can make cybersecurity a priority to keep your business safe from online threats.

Restrict and Control Access to Your Networks

One of the main reasons online threats penetrate a business’s security system is unrestricted access and control of networks. Cybercriminals can take advantage of these poorly secured networks to steal personal data, and the average cost of even a single breach, thanks to ransomware and poor password usage, can be up to or exceeding one million dollars.

The best way to avoid this is by ensuring each employee has their account and passwords for critical processes while refraining from sharing this information with anybody. Your company should also set up appropriate levels of access for employees so junior employees can’t have access to more critical financial records, client information, or trade secrets. Employee access to sensitive data should be restricted to a need-to-know basis based on job function.

Run Break-In Drills

Like schools conducting fire and earthquake drills, cybersecurity companies should run mock break-ins to keep companies on their toes. Your business should engage with a provider to perform routine penetration and vulnerability testing. At the same time, consider using SOC or Security Operations Center services, a team of experts monitoring for and remediating threats 24/7.

Keep Your Applications and Software Updated

It’s important to keep software updated to fight new threats effectively. If you fail to keep your operating systems and applications up to date, you’re running intense risks; it’s like leaving your home unlocked. Someone can break in at any moment. New hacking methods are discovered daily, and you must update systems to fight new threats.

Making cybersecurity a priority is the best way to ensure your business’s online security. Our SIEM solutions are some of the most reliable and effective forms of cybersecurity. Contact us if you want to take the next step in your cybersecurity endeavors.