Staying Proactive in Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds, and not just for your business. People with malicious intent are always after your information, whether that is private or professional. Once information is leaked, there is no getting it back. Trust can be lost within your organization, which can be crippling. Small businesses are 60% more likely to fail within just 6 months of a serious breach in their security system, so why take the chance? Continue to read on for information on why you should be staying proactive in the cybersecurity world.
Threat hunting is basically exactly what it sounds like. This is running a fine-toothed comb through all of your information systems and actively trying to catch something before an issue happens. Threat hunting can be looking for suspicious emails, access requests, or any suspicious activity with your accounts or employee requests. Sometimes the threat is already present and finding it before an emergency arises is more important than anything.
We mentioned email above, and for good reason. Cleaning your email and looking through each one as it comes in can be a huge benefit for security purposes. Old emails can pile up and threats can be hard to spot in thousands of unopened emails. Looking at each email as they come in can also be beneficial to your entire organization. You can alert your I.T. team of the suspicious email and the rest of the company will know to look out for it. People looking to gain access to your company typically target more than one employee at a time.
Offline Data Backup
On the chance that information is destroyed, stolen, or inaccessible for any reason, an off-site/offline data backup can save your company. Lost data can mean lost revenue and trust in your organization. Once this is gone, it most likely won’t come back or it will take an unthinkable amount of time for your company to regain its trust. When small businesses do fail, it is also because a loss of trust, not simply revenue/cost of recovering from a cyber attack.
We offer the FileMax Data backup and this can help your company on a daily basis or in a time of need. These files are easily accessible so that your employees are never without access to important information. Read more here.
Update and Scan
Updating applications and scanning data are key to having a secure system. Updates aren’t typically different for end users, but they fix bugs and security holes that have been recognized or compromised in the past. Scanning is a type of threat hunting and we discussed why that’s so important. To reiterate: you’ll catch a problem before it actually becomes a widespread emergency for your entire company.
Check back soon for another blog on how to continue to keep your information safe.