Protecting your business from cybersecurity threats is crucial. It is evolving every day and the threat actors are keeping stride with the changes. Here are eight practical strategies you should consider implementing:

Conduct Regular Employee Training

  • Train employees on cybersecurity best practices or hire a security team to deliver that training.
  • Educate them about phishing emails and the importance of verifying email addresses and links.

Encrypt Your Data and Create Backups

  • Encrypt sensitive data to limit access to authorized parties.
  • Regularly back up important information using the 3-2-1 rule: three copies (two on different media, one offsite).

Set Strong Password Guidelines

  • Encourage employees to create strong passwords.
  • Routinely update software to patch vulnerabilities.

Implement at least Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Multi-Factor Authentication is Better

  • Require an additional layer of authentication beyond passwords.
  • Enhances security by verifying user identity through a second factor (e.g., SMS code, app notification).

Establish Your ‘Normal’

  • Monitor network traffic and user behavior to detect anomalies.
  • Identify deviations from normal patterns that may indicate a breach.

Safeguard Cardholder Data:

  • If your business handles credit card information, comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements.
  • Protect cardholder data during transactions and storage.

Schedule Regular Backups:

  • Regularly back up critical data to prevent loss during breaches or system failures.
  • Test data restoration processes periodically.

Leverage an Encrypted File-Sharing System:

  • Use secure file-sharing tools with end-to-end encryption.
  • Avoid sharing sensitive information via unsecured channels.

Remember, cybersecurity is an ongoing effort. Regularly review and update your security measures to stay ahead of evolving threats. Contact ION Technology Group at 1.856.719.1818 or today to learn more about your Security Profile, gain valuable training, and rest easier knowing cyber security is one less thing bouncing around in your mind.

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