How to Enhance Your Cybersecurity

Vimal Ramachandran

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    Your expanding digital footprint as a growing company gives cyber criminals more chances to extort money from you and your teams, hinder your productivity, and generally cause mayhem.

    Who are our adversaries in terms of Cybersecurity?

    When it comes to cybercrime, Eddie says business leaders must know who and what they are up against. Ransomware attacks target businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees 82% of the time. Small and medium-sized businesses are suffering from attacks.

    On the dark web, where cybercriminals create various attack techniques and offer them for sale, many of these attacks start. White-collar crime or state-sponsored attacks that visit these markets, purchase these components and assemble them are the potential next steps, according to him.

    Ransomware is a type of malware that can enter your system through an email or an infected website. Once it has access to your local machine, it will try to break into the office network and steal important information. When a ransom is paid, it starts to encrypt your data and prevent you from accessing crucial business systems. With this kind of attack, the risk of data leaks and reputational harm is also typical.

    Multi-factor authentication (MFA) fatigue, according to Eddie, is also becoming a pro According to Eddie, ” multi-factor authentication (MFA) fatigue blem.”MFA is an excellent security measure, but the applications that provide it are currently working to make it more practical.” Convenience may be the enemy of security. Your phone might merely ask you, “Do you allow this login?” rather than requesting an MFA passcode. Users are being bombarded with these notifications by cybercriminals more frequently until access is granted.

    The compromise of business email is yet another common attack technique. Threat actors can trick employees into sharing sensitive information or paying a fake invoice by sending deceptive emails that appear to come from the CEO or a vendor demanding payment.

    Why small and medium-sized companies? Why do they not concentrate on the Fortune 500? simply because they can. By simply writing a script, all of those components from the dark web marketplace can be automated to reach tens of thousands of businesses, according to Eddie.

    How can we fend off online Assaults?

    Eddie advises business leaders to concentrate on the “identify and recover” components of the NIST cybersecurity framework to defend their company against attacks. Ideally, you should entrust a seasoned managed security provider with the remaining requirements.

    Discover Cybersecurity Threats

    Eddie advises, “You must recognize your risk and comprehend your risk surface.” Knowing what resources, you have in terms of tools and services is key. You use computers, but do employees also access the corporate network using their cell phones? There is a significant risk there, so telling your IT provider about it is crucial.

    “How are you employing those instruments?” Do you continue to use the hallway to access an email server? Do you make use of Office 365? Those may be the appropriate solutions for the situation but telling your provider about them is crucial. Who is using these tools, thirdly? Your IT provider needs to be aware of any teams that require remote access.

    Respond to Cybersecurity Threats

    Working with your provider to determine what will happen if you are compromised, according to Eddie, is part of planning for recovery. The foundation of this is two key queries.

    • RPO: Recovery Point Objective How many hours can you afford to lose before it harms your customers, staff, or finances? How many revisions are you prepared to make? Is it now or in the past? For your provider to assemble the proper tools and solutions, you must provide answers to these questions.
    • RTO: Recovery Time Objective How long can you tolerate a system outage before it harms your customers, staff, or financial situation? How long can you survive without your tool before it harms your customers, staff, or financial situation? How long can you survive without your tools? It’s not about redoing work; it’s about having real-time access to your systems. Can you live without access to the internet or email, for instance? Your provider can construct the proper solutions if you can provide the answers to these questions.

    The other three components of your cybersecurity framework—protecting, detecting, and responding—can then be worked on by a provider like HLB HAMT after you have outlined these goals, says Eddie. It all comes down to using the appropriate tools, keeping an eye on your surroundings, performing maintenance, and looking toward the future. Although there is a lot of work involved, the answers to these questions will help you succeed.

    HLB HAMT can help you increase your Cybersecurity Resilience

    Electric provides standardized security across devices, apps, and networks to safeguard small and medium-sized businesses. Get in touch with us right away to find out how you can put in place a fully managed, more intelligent, and productive cybersecurity infrastructure.

     

     

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