10 ways to protect your organization from cyber threats

With companies leaning on technology more and more every day, they are finding themselves vulnerable to a growing array of cyber threats. These threats can range from data breaches to ransomware attacks, and can cause significant financial and reputational damage.

Here are the best ways that you can protect your organization from looming cyber threats.

  1. Educate your ream: One in every three employees will click on a link in a phishing email. This is just one example of how your employees may put your company at risk. Because of this, it’s essential to have cybersecurity training sessions with your team to ensure they know how to react and respond to potential threats.
  2. Embrace multifactor authentication: Require multiple forms of verification for accessing sensitive accounts and information. This provides an extra layer of security, making it significantly harder for unauthorized users to get into your accounts.
  3. Employee transitions: Business owners can ensure business continuity by ensuring when employees leave the company, whether it be retiring, quitting or other measures, that there are proper measures in place to ensure they can no longer access confidential company information.
  4. Establish data backup and recovery procedures: Even if you implement a strong cybersecurity strategy, cybercriminals are getting smarter every day. Because of this, you’ll need to establish a data backup and recovery procedure that your team can follow in the event of a security breach.
  5. Network eegmentation: Divide your network into isolated segments to contain potential breaches. This way, even if one segment is compromised, attackers will find it difficult to move laterally within your network.
  6. Web and email filtering: Deploy web and email filtering that can scan incoming traffic for malicious content. This can prevent phishing emails, malware downloads and access to compromised websites.
  7. Secure remote access: If remote or hybrid work is part of your business model, it’s important to establish secure remote access solutions to ensure your team is safe anywhere they are.
  8. Implement endpoint security: Deploy advanced endpoint security software that includes antivirus, antimalware and antiransomware capabilities. Once implemented, regularly scan and update endpoints to keep them secure.
  9. Conduct regular vulnerability assessments: You cannot set and forget cybersecurity practices. Perform regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to identify weak points in your systems. This can help your team address vulnerabilities before cyber criminals find them.
  10. Get a second opinion: You may be looking at this list and thinking, “There’s no way I can do this all myself!” The good thing is, you don’t have to. Getting a second opinion on your business technology can help you identify cyber threats and help you get started.

By using these 10 tips to protect your organization, you can drastically reduce the risk of cyber threats to your company.

Protecting your company can save you thousands in the long run while protecting your organization’s reputation. Remember, proactive protection today will translate to a more secure and resilient business tomorrow.

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