There is no better time to make sure you and your staff are prepared to deal with cybersecurity threats. Here are 7 security best practices to make sure your organization has the basics of cyber-hygiene covered:
- Ensure that you use Multi-Factor Authentication on EVERY login where there is a sensitive data asset behind it. Make sure you are using decent password standards and complexity.
- Any device you utilize should have endpoint protection on it. If you are concerned about a personal device, it would be a good idea to ensure that it has basic protection.
- Along those same lines, it is important that your devices are kept up to date particularly with security and other critical patches. Malware often targets known unpatched vulnerabilities.
- Every person needs some kind of basic cyber-security awareness training. People should know what to look out for with suspicious emails, phishing, fraud, malware, and other common threats. Your staff can be your cyber-security weakness or strength based entirely on their own level of awareness.
- Only use vendor supported products. Products that are no longer supported by vendors have potential vulnerabilities that may not be addressable and could lead to an attack.
- If you are in a particularly sensitive business with sensitive information, it is critical that your cyber-security strategy is robust. The best practices and standards haven’t changed…you just want to make sure you are on top of it.
- The right cyber-security solution will vary based on your needs, which is why regular planning and re-evaluation of your security strategy is critical to your success.
DP Solutions is ALWAYS willing to have a conversation about security and risk management. It is critical both for our clients and DP Solutions success that we minimize cyber-security incidents in any way possible within our capabilities.
DP Solutions offers a lot of great cyber-security educational resources on our website, including:
- How to Spot 5 of the Most Common Cyber-Attacks (Blog)
- Security Tip Sheets
- Tech Tip Videos
- On-Demand Webinars
- And if you’ve not already done so, make sure you and your staff are signed up to receive our Weekly Security Tips.