Why You Need to Make Cybersecurity a Priority

Across the country, businesses are finding that online threats such as cyber criminals and are a real threat. Even small businesses are vulnerable, in fact 4 in 10 small businesses in the UK report having a cybersecurity breach or attack in the last 12 months.

Infrastructure integrity is something that businesses need to know if they want to ensure their online safety. This refers to the set-up that you have which promotes safety and security; including firewalls, antivirus software and backups.

If your business hasn’t invested in cybersecurity properly yet, you’re putting your sensitive data at risk. Here is how you can make cybersecurity a priority to keep your business safe from online threats.

Restrict and Control Access to Your Networks

One of the main reasons that online threats penetrate a business’s security system is because of unrestricted access and control to networks. Cyber criminals can take advantage of poorly secured networks to steal personal data, which can cost your business severely.

The best way to avoid this is by making sure that each employee has their own account and passwords for critical applications and systems, while refraining from sharing this information with anybody. This includes sharing with colleagues. Your company should also set up appropriate levels of access for employees, so that junior employees can’t have access to more important financial records, client information or trade secrets this information should be strictly for senior employees.

Run Break-In Drills

Remember fire drills at school? Long time ago, eh?! Well, the best cybersecurity companies should be running mock break-ins to keep companies on their toes. Your company should be engaging with cybersecurity companies for penetration testing, in which professionals will attempt to gain access to your networks, under supervision of course, while our SIEM services act to defuse the situation.

Keep Your Applications and Software Updated

It’s important to keep software updated so that it effectively fights off new threats. If you fail to keep your operating systems and applications up-to-date, you’re asking for trouble; it’s like leaving your home unlocked, someone can break in at any moment. There are new methods of hacking being discovered every day, and your systems need to be updated to fight new threats.

Making cybersecurity a priority is the best way to ensure your businesses’ online security, and the SIEM solutions ACUTEC offer are some of the most reliable and effective forms of cybersecurity around. Contact us if you want to take the next step in your cybersecurity efforts.

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