Top 5 Steps to Enhance Your Company’s Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is more prevalent than ever, with businesses experiencing 50% more cyberattack attempts per week in 2021 compared to 2020. From phishing and ransomware attacks to data breaches and leaked information, there are many ways for cybercriminals to take down your digital walls. Keep reading to learn more about security strategies your company can implement to protect your data.

1. Conduct a Security Audit

A security audit is an evaluation process that assesses a company’s established security practices and IT environment and determines an organization’s ability to withstand and quickly recover from a cyber threat. An audit reveals your environment’s weak points and vulnerabilities. The insights gained from an audit can be used to create a strategic roadmap that guides your organization’s security strategy moving forward. A roadmap can repair gaps in your current strategy and implement solutions that fit your business needs.

2. Implement a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Solution

A Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution monitors your endpoints, email, identity, or network traffic and disrupts intentional or accidental misuse of access across your environment, both on premises and in the cloud. Adding an MDR across your security stack is important because it combines the automation of technology with human expertise. MDR enables quick identification of threats that can bypass known preventative measures – limiting their impact to your organization.

3. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Many data breaches are caused by stolen or weak credentials. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security to the login procedure. Instead of just relying on a single password, users are required to provide two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate their right to access. While it does add an extra step for employees, MFA is highly effective at preventing cyberattacks and controlling authorized access. Consider implementing a Single-Sign-On (SSO) process to prevent MFA fatigue.

4. Tighten Internal Communications and Provide Cyber Security Training

Email-based phishing scams are all too common and can seem convincing to the untrained eye. For example, a bad actor could pose as a company leader and ask employees for sensitive information or make an urgent financial request.  Review the basics of phishing schemes and other suspicious behavior regularly with all employees and agree on a set of internal communication guidelines. Cyber security training can also be implemented to teach your employees how to spot a phishing attempt and the importance of being vigilant

5. Implement Mobile Device Management (MDM) Policies

From professional contacts to browsing history to company email accounts, all devices you or your employees use contain information that should be kept private. Because of this, it is important that you enforce security standards on your employees’ personal devices as well as your company issued devices through Mobile Device Management (MDM) policies. MDM policies can include requiring a proper pin, encryption, or up-to-date settings in order to access corporate resources. Without proactive policies in place, anyone who has access to an employee’s phone or laptop can access their sensitive data. Implementing MDM policies on your employees’ devices is an effective way to strengthen data security for your company and protect sensitive information.

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