While making sure your cybersecurity protocols are up-to-date and running efficiently is certainly important, it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Here at Axxys, we have a few tips to keep in mind when maintaining your network security
Know your enemy
Is the threat coming from inside or outside your business? While most business owners prefer to believe their greatest threat comes from outside sources, the truth is you’re more likely to suffer a data-loss-disaster from an insider. The good news is the majority of insider threats are from unwitting participants. However, even in the event a malicious insider, there are steps to protect yourself. Maintaining awareness of your vulnerabilities, inside and outside of your network, can help protect you.
Perform routine risk assessments
Penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, and security audits, oh my! While performing preventative screens of any kind might seem like the least exciting way to spend your time, understanding the headache and potential catastrophe you could be saving yourself from later should inspire you to keep at it.
Improve employee training
Beginning employee training is possibly the easiest and most affordable action to enhance your current cybersecurity measures. Teaching your staff the importance of changing passwords frequently and why not to share passwords is a simple way to prevent problems. Additionally, helping your employees maintain awareness of current viral threats, and the need to update security when they receive alerts creates a proactive staff, looking to avoid threats.
Cover all your bases
Make sure ALL employee devices used to store or share business data are protected. Perhaps your company should take a thorough look at the BYOD (bring your own device) policy many businesses are now implementing. Even if a byod policy doesn’t appeal to you, it’s important to implement a policy for how employees use access and share business information.
Manage permissions and administrator roles
Not every employee in your company needs access to all your business information. Are you actively monitoring employee permissions and granting administrator roles to only those staff members in need of sensitive information? Doing so can help eliminate malicious insider attacks.
Protecting your network security won’t happen by accident. Use our tips to being proactively protecting your business from threats, inside and out. Call Axxys to see how we can help.