Software updates are continuously offered by providers, so it’s critical to make sure these patches are installed the instant they’re available; keeping your software up-to-date is one of the best protective measures you can take.
Create a culture of security
One of the biggest threats to an organization is negligence, likely caused by a lack of employee training.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and humans are often the weakest network security link for any company.
That’s why security needs to be baked into everything you do. Many breaches come from phishing schemes that trick employees into giving network access via email, and emails can also be the point-of-entry for Ransomeware attacks.
Your team needs on-going training about phishing attacks, how to spot suspicious and fraudulent emails, and what to do when they receive one.
Another overlooked threat is prior employees; former disgruntled workers are a frequent cause of data breaches.
Have an IT checklist for offboarding people, and make sure email accounts and network IDs are deleted as soon as they’re off the team.
Consider managed IT services
Hackers are only getting more sophisticated, and they have the advantage of choosing their targets. One way to level the playing field is with managed cloud services.