Cyberattacks have become more detrimental to businesses than ever before. Almost 80% of businesses in the United States rely on the internet and transfer private information throughout the web. Cybersecurity has become something that all businesses in the United States should worry about and having a good cybersecurity team is the first step to avoiding a cyber-attack. Hackers are now more advanced than ever before and are using newfound technologies such as AI and machine learning to negatively impact small and large organizations. If cybersecurity isn’t a concern within your organization, you’re doing something wrong and are potentially putting consumer private information at risk. In this article, we will go over three easy and reliable cybersecurity strategies that will protect your business from a cyberattack.
1. Automatically Update All Devices
All internet devices should be set to automatically update especially if they contain private or confidential information. Many organizations such as Microsoft, Apple, and HP will push out an update to patch possible vulnerabilities within their operating systems, so it is key to always be using the latest firmware. Having all hardware, network, and software updated will lower the chances of a cyberattack.
2. Be Cautious of Internal Threats
Social engineering is one of the most popular methods that hackers use to compromise networks within large businesses and organizations. Phishing attacks through email addresses that contain malicious links or viruses. Clicking on these links within emails can give hackers an easy entryway into a private network and potentially give them access to private information as well. It is important for all businesses to be cautious of these threats and use proper antivirus software, email filters, and to train all employees on basic cyber awareness procedures.
3. Train Your Employees!
Cyberattacks are now more common than ever before and having a well rounded and trained cybersecurity team will protect your organization from a cyberattack. As social engineering attacks continue to rise it is important to have all employees trained so that they know if someone is attempting to deceive them. Having educated and trained employees will greatly lower the chances of a cyberattack and make it difficult for any hacker to perform a social engineering attack. There several different ways you can train your staff such as developing a monthly training program or having employees attend virtual webinars on cybersecurity.
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