As businesses have become increasingly dependent on technology, a good portion of their data is kept on internet-connected platforms, which, if unprotected, can become a gold mine for bad actors. Today cybersecurity should be a priority for your business, no matter what the size. Unfortunately, no business is immune to a threat. Here are four commonly unaddressed attack vectors that hackers like to exploit.
Your network is only as secure as your weakest point – which commonly is the people accessing it. From clicking on malicious links to using weak passwords, many unsuspecting people make unintentional mistakes that can have big consequences. Have your employees engage in User Awareness Training (UAT) on a regular basis to keep cybersecurity at the top of their minds.
Email is a common way for hackers to gain access to sensitive information, infect a computer with malware, or infiltrate your system. Ransomware, malware, and phishing attacks are among the leading types of cyber crimes. Applying email filters and configuring your email system for security can help add layers of security.
Many security professionals view passwords as the weakest link in the security chain, and for good reason. We tend to pick weak passwords that are easy to remember, share them with colleagues, write them down, and use the same password for multiple applications. To enhance your security, add multi-factor authentication. By requiring a password and an additional code or identifier to get access, you reduce the chance of attack due to weak credentials.
Lax Patching Practices
Replacing old systems and keeping your patching up to date can reduce your chance of attack and strengthen your defenses. Patches are changes to software or firmware that are meant to repair some problem. Patch management can be quite involved, as patches must be applied regularly on everything from small software like your web browser to bigger entities like operating systems so it’s key to have an expert in charge of it.
Addressing these come points of infiltration can go a long way in preventing unauthorized access to your company’s systems and confidential data.
Often many businesses don’t have the resources to keep on top of the risks. We understand the security challenges businesses face! Ask us about our security solutions that will keep your business protected into 2022 and beyond.
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