Best Practices that Often Get Lost

Security is 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.

Security Steps
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 and 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 and how to get a device approved
  • How employees are required to go about transferring data, remote work policies and 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.

Prioritize Training
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, social engineering tactics and data care.

Use Innovative Tools
There are a lot of businesses that have a lot of security measures they use to mitigate problems such as data theft, intrusion and malware deployment. These solutions can be had in a comprehensive security suite called a Unified Threat Management (UTM) tool. With 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 you could need to keep your data and infrastructure secure, call us today at 844.671.6071.