With years of experience, a solid team of highly trained experts and access to cutting-edge technology, we, at Dark Rhino Security (DRS), know cybersecurity best practices inside out. After seeing common mistakes repeated in multiple workplaces, we’ve gathered 10 useful tips to reinforce a company’s security posture.
Enable Firewall Protection
The use of enterprise-grade firewalls is an absolute must to protect a company’s network from cyber attacks. Install firewalls to prevent unauthorized users from accessing websites, emails, and other sources of information through the web.
Update Your Security Software
Update security software, web servers and operating systems with latest versions. Install anti-virus and anti-malware protections and data loss prevention products to fight against security breaches. Up-to-date security software installed on all network devices adds a layer of protection against the latest cyber threats.
Enforce Strong and Safe Passwords
Password management is crucial when it comes to network security. As such, create strong passwords with at least 10 characters (with numbers, symbols, lowercase letters and uppercase letters). Additionally, change passwords regularly to protect data from hackers.
Use Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication helps protect data by adding an extra layer of security with second or third factors of authentication such as security codes, OTP, fingerprints or voice recognition. Add this advanced layer of security to improves access control and safeguard data furthermore.
Backup Your Data Regularly
Backing up cloud-based or on premises data is a must in today’s cyber landscape. Take back-ups seriously, do them correctly and test often. Cyber criminals often target data and backups, so it’s essential to secure backups and data files, and to store them safely as per company policies. Safeguard, thoroughly protect, encrypt, and frequently update your data.
Raise Awareness Among Employees
Company-wide cybersecurity training is a must. It educates staff regarding security best practices and helps adequately protect data in a comprehensive manner. Offer online or on premises training and encourage your staff to adopt safe behaviours relating to cybersecurity.
Monitor Third-Party Controls
Controlling third-party access is crucial. Third-party entities can have open access to company data, which entails a higher risk of insider attacks. Monitor third-party actions to avoid breaches. Utilize tools and policies such as single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, identity and life cycle management, least privilege security practises and application management.
Ignore Pop-Ups, Suspicious Links and Unnecessary Messages
Just one click can give attackers access to company networks. Handle links, attachments, and emails from unrecognized senders with extreme caution. Don’t share personal or company details in response to such forms of communications. Utilize email authentication technology combined with proper staff training to reinforce your company’s security posture.
Monitor Privileged Users
Privileged users can pose a threat to a company’s security posture by exfiltrating or corrupting data. Limit the number of privileged users and deactivate accounts when relevant with the use of proper technologies. User activity monitoring tools to record suspicious activities and actions inside networks is also necessary to protect cyber infrastructure comprehensively.
Prepare and Implement Cybersecurity Policies
Written cybersecurity policies serve as formal guides that allow security specialists and employees to be on the same page. They provide a comprehensive framework to protect company data and assets. As company workflows are always evolving, develop evergreen policies to continuously stop malicious attacks and protect networks.
Because cybersecurity is complex and ever-changing, work with industry leaders and equip your company with comprehensive solutions. A piecemeal approach to security policies leaves most workplaces vulnerable to data breaches and financial losses. Team up with us to identify your needs, find affordable solutions, and get started rapidly and efficiently!