Implementing cybersecurity in your business is one of the most important decisions you can make. Whether you opt for advanced security in the form of SIEM and SOC or just want to cover off the basics, there is a lot to choose.
Cybersecurity can seem overwhelming. But we think it can be broken down into cybersecurity essentials, and optional extras. Here are our picks for 5 cybersecurity quick wins you need to implement in your business.
Easy Cybersecurity Additions
Stop Reusing Passwords
How many times should you use a password? Once. And only once. Never reuse a password. Why? If you use the same password on every online account, and it becomes compromised, then all your accounts are vulnerable. If a hacker exposes your password on one website, their next step is typically to use that password to try and hack their email account. From there, they can use password recovery to hack any account that uses that email address.
Use a Password Manager
If you have hundreds of online accounts, how can you keep track of every password? On post-it notes stuck your monitor? No!! Use a password manager to securely store your passwords. This way, you only need to remember a single master password – so make sure it’s a good one! And for bonus points, shore up your password manager with multi-factor authentication…
Talking of multi-factor authentication, this is one of our favourites. even strong passwords are not enough to confer protection, it’s become necessary to develop new methods of providing it. Enter multi-factor authentication, which adds extra checks to an online account to improve its level of protection. By requiring added input from the user, it’s harder for a would-be hacker to provide enough of the necessary information to mimic the legitimate account owner.
Software update reminders can get annoying and updating software can sometimes be time-consuming. Both those updates serve some important purposes. Not updating your software can be a potential security risk. Updating software will give you the latest features and improvements, but also provide important security patches. They ensure your business has the best, most up-to-date versions of the software it uses, protect against harmful cyberattacks that could cost your business more than it can afford.
Protecting the devices your staff use is vital. Antivirus software is critical for every PC. Without it, your personal information, your data, and even your bank account are at risk. Antivirus software protects computers in many ways. For starters, most antiviruses offer more than just “virus” protection. They protect computers from all different kinds of malware, like spyware, rootkits, phishing, and ransomware. For this reason, antiviruses are frequently interchangeably referred to as “anti-malware” programs.
Cybersecurity isn’t something to be taken lightly, but that doesn’t mean elements can’t be done easily. Our 5 cybersecurity quick wins will help get your business better protected and give you peace of mind. If you want to implement better security in your business, get in touch with ACUTEC and speak with one if our consultants today.