Best Practices that Often Get Lost
Security is unfortunately a major part of any business, and if there isn’t a diligent approach to the implementation of it, you can be left with huge holes in your network. Today, we thought we would discuss some of the best practices you can take to make sure that your organization’s security is in the best possible position to protect your digital resources.
Let’s face it, your business’ cybersecurity starts and ends with your staff. They need simple, practical directions to follow or they simply won’t pay any mind to it. You don’t want to be the business that deals with significant turnover because security tasks are so demanding that their employees would rather work elsewhere. You will want to take the time to go through every part of your IT and brainstorm potential problems. You will address situations such as:
- What qualifies as confidential data, when and how this data is to be shared, best practices and requirements for storage and access credentials
- How devices used for work are to be maintained and handled, which devices may be approved for use, how to get a device approved
- How employees are required to go about transferring data, remote work policies, threat reporting processes
Understanding the potential problems your business faces can go a long way toward dictating where you need to invest capital on the security side.
Many businesses are still not training their employees even though up to 94 percent of all cyberthreats that come in are due to employee error, negligence, or sabotage. As a result, it’s extremely important to have a comprehensive security training platform in place. You need to teach your employees about phishing, about social engineering tactics, and about data care.
Use Innovative Tools
There are a lot of businesses that have a lot of security measures that they use to mitigate problems such as data theft, intrusion, and especially malware deployment. These solutions can be had in a comprehensive security suite called a Unified Threat Management tool. In this tool you get the security tools like a firewall, antivirus, content filter, and spam blocker and comprehensive monitoring of all of them.
To learn more about the UTM or any other security tool that you could need to keep your data and infrastructure secure, call us today at 410-531-6727.