In 2020, 60% of cyberattacks targeted small and medium sized businesses. In light of this, and to stay adequately protected, both small and big businesses must develop an effective cybersecurity infrastructure.
While building a strong infrastructure might seem like a monumental task, it’s important to know that most robust cybersecurity programs revolve around a core set of solutions that provide the foundation for a strong cybersecurity operations team. Here are a few of the technology strategies that should be utilized by businesses today:
Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
The proliferation of sophisticated spear-phishing attacks in today’s threat environment means that we simply cannot rely on passwords alone to protect our systems from attack any longer. Those that don’t already have two-factor in their environment should make it a top priority. It takes just minutes to get started with MFA and it stops hackers!
Protect Your Business Data
Every organization possesses valuable data that must be protected from unauthorized disclosure and we must keep tabs on all of it. It’s crucial to keep your organization out of the news as the source of the most recent breach of personally identifiable information. Our Security Operations Center as-a-Service (SOCaaS) covers all the bases.
Intrusion Prevention Solutions are Key
Firewalls and other intrusion prevention technology have come a long way in the past few years. Security policies can now incorporate information about the specific users responsible for traffic, the nature of the data being transferred and the protocols in use, and other critical data points that allow more intelligent, risk-based decision-making.
Other ways to help significantly reduce your organization’s risk include keeping your operating systems updated, installing anti-virus and anti-spam, having strong password policies, applying email encryption, and strong IT policies.
Security is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year job, which is why many businesses choose to outsource it! In fact, the 2018-19 EY Global Information Security Survey indicated that 65% or organizations forecasted an increase of cybersecurity budgets for the following year.
The Datasmith Difference allows you to maintain your security focus while providing such solutions as: Security Operations Center (SOCaaS), Security Awareness Training, Policy Development, and Assessments & Testing.
At Datasmith, we know that investing in protection is worth it; that why we provide opportunities to increase your efficiency, reinforce your security, and maximize your return on investment.
Leave your IT to us and embrace the possibility for peace of mind when it comes to your security. We make sure your business is leveraging technology in all the right ways. Contact us today to learn more!