The modern workplace has changed as a result of technology. More companies than ever, including small and medium-sized businesses, are utilizing the power of the internet and digital technologies to increase productivity, increase efficiency, and maintain business continuity. These technologies range from remote working to cloud-based apps and systems.
The ability to reach the workplace from anywhere in the world presents great opportunities for many organizations and their employees, but those opportunities come with some risks. Cybercriminals are standing by, ready to prey on internet users and systems with weak defenses.
It is critical to scale up efforts to safeguard your company and personnel from the threat of cyberattacks with new cyber threats being revealed every year. Here are some helpful hints for securing your systems and keeping your online business security.
Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware attacks are intended to shut down or illegally take control of business systems in return for money, disrupting operations, and resulting in enormous financial losses. One of the techniques that cybercriminals are known to use to access computers is known as phishing.
Phishing scams are when cybercriminals get an unsuspecting person to click on an attachment or link, sending ransomware into their computer. Once inside, it’s only a matter of time before systems and data are compromised, locking users out.
In order to launch a ransomware attack, consumers are often persuaded to click on fraudulent links or attachments. PDF’s, ZIP files, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and more are all examples of attachments that could potentially contain ransomware
Ensure That You Have Malware Resistant Systems
Malicious software, commonly known as malware, gives hackers access to systems and networks by secretly installing itself on a user’s device. Malware allows access to personal and company information and is frequently difficult to detect.
The most prevalent types of malware are; Trojan horses, spyware, and viruses. Installing antivirus software and making sure that computers are updated frequently are the greatest ways to protect against malware.
Make sure you have the most recent security features that close known security gaps and assist in protecting your systems against viruses and malware by setting up your devices, operating systems, and applications to automatically install updates.
Keep An Eye Out for Social Engineering
Have you ever received an email requesting personal information from you or threatening to suspend your account if you don’t supply login credentials? Cybercriminals psychologically manipulate people into disclosing private information online, also known as social engineering technique. The strongest defenses against a social engineering attack are awareness, watching out for irregularities, and knowing who to trust with confidential information.
Use Unique or Uncommon Passwords
Most individuals use various devices and accounts on a daily basis, often choosing to keep the same password for all their devices rather than having a variety of them. This also applies to staff members who frequently use the same or similar passwords for both personal and professional accounts. This could be risky because if one account is taken over by hackers, it could mean that all of the accounts and the data they store are now easily accessible.
Establish Thorough Company Policies
An organization’s cybersecurity policies lay out the standards and best practices that workers should adhere to in order to protect their systems and keep your firm safe from the threat of cyberattacks.
Company policies are essential for communicating from the top down and increasing staff awareness. Thorough online business security policies for an organization should include the following:
- Effective administration of passwords
- Explain the significance of cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity awareness training for threats like phishing and ransomware
- Implementing security updates
- Locking all computers when not in use
- Reporting stolen or misplaced equipment
- Applying social media privacy settings
To learn more about how JENLOR can help you implement thorough cybersecurity policies for your organization, contact us today and allow us to help provide the best security for your business.