10 Must-Have Security Strategies

Just how has COVID-19 affected the Dark Web? With reports of new cyber-attack strategies being shared around the world, protecting your business information has never been more important.

But where to begin?

Check out these top 10 must-have strategies to protect your business from cyber threats.

1. INSTALL ANTIVIRUS & ANTI-MALWARE
Equip all PCs and devices with AV/AM software to protect against virus, spyware or other malicious code.

2. IMPLEMENT MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA)
MFA establishes stronger user identity authentication protocols to better control and restrict unauthorised access.

 3. PATCH MANAGEMENT
It is crucial to rapidly apply security patches and updates to your systems and software to stay protected against cyber threats.

4. DNS/WEB FILTERING
Implement tools to control, restrict and protect your business against a malicious or corrupted website, web servers and web applications.

 5. SECURE VPN FOR REMOTE ACCESS
Establish a virtual private network (VPN) to create secure connections for remote systems and application access.

6. BACK UP YOUR DATA
Protect and secure your data with regular, redundant backups stored both on-site and off-site or in the cloud.

7. PERFORM RISK & VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS
Routine audits of your network and IT Infrastructure will allow you to check for vulnerabilities and errors that post security risks.

8. DOCUMENTED POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Establish comprehensive guidelines and instructions regarding the utilisation, protection and security of your infrastructure and data.

9. MONITOR YOUR NETWORK & DEVICES
Gain visibility and insight into the health and performance of your network and devices and proactively scan for anomalous activity or behaviour.

10. SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING
Humans are the weakest link in your security defense. A user training program will educate and empower your employees to be less vulnerable to cyber threats.

Need help implementing these strategies? Get in touch today to discuss how Virtual IT Group can help protect your business.

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