Top 6 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Company’s Cybersecurity Right Now

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Are you concerned about the cybersecurity of your business? If not, you should be. The fact is, that businesses are being targeted by cybercriminals more than ever before, and it’s essential that you take steps to protect your company.

In this blog post, we will discuss six things that you can do to improve your cybersecurity posture right now. Implementing these measures will help keep your data safe and secure. So, what can you do to improve your cybersecurity?

Improving Cybersecurity in Six Steps 

Your company is at risk when you are unprepared for a cyber attack 87% of small business owners don’t think they are at risk. However, there has been an increase in attacks on SMBs this is typically due to the fact that most do not have protective cybersecurity measures in place.  By implementing these six small cybersecurity basics you can build up your cyber resiliency and improve your security posture.  

1. Have a Vulnerability Risk Assessment Completed

The first step is to have a vulnerability/risk assessment completed. This will help you identify any gaps in your security posture. Once the assessment is complete, you can work on addressing any vulnerabilities that were found.

2. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is another great way to improve your security. MFA adds an additional layer of protection by requiring two or more factors for authentication. This makes it much harder for cybercriminals to gain access to your data.

Essentially, MFA is a security measure that requires users to confirm their identity using two or more factors. These can include something you know (like a password), something you have (like a physical token), or something you are (like your fingerprint).

3. Train Your Employees with Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Employees are your first line of defense against a cybersecurity attack.  Creating a security culture by training your employees empowers your team with the knowledge needed to avoid a costly cyber attack. It’s important that your employees know how to spot potential threats and what to do if they suspect that their data has been compromised. For example, you should have a security policy in place for reporting suspicious activity.

4. Keep Hardware & Software Up To Date

Regularly check for new versions of software, including security software. Any software that’s stored on your computer will need updates.  Unpatched or non-up-to-date versions of software create vulnerabilities that cybercriminals are able to exploit.   Partnering with a managed service provider can ensure that your systems and applications are automatically updated. 

5. Implement Mobile Device Management (MDM)

If you allow employees to use their own mobile devices for work, it’s important to have mobile device management (MDM) solution in place. MDM can help you manage and secure mobile devices that are used for work. MDM can also help you remotely wipe data if a device is lost or stolen.

6. Regularly Backup Your Data

Finally, it’s important to back up your data regularly. Managed backups will help ensure that your data is safe and can be recovered in the event of a disaster. Additionally, backups allow you leverage in case of a ransomware attack so that you don’t need to pay the cybercriminal for your own data.

Stasmayer Helps Protect Your Data & Reputation 

By taking these six simple steps, you can significantly improve your company’s cybersecurity posture.  Implementing these security best practices will help mitigate your cyber risk and keep your data safe and secure.  Cybersecurity is a journey and not a destination and going at it alone can not only be extremely frustrating but also expensive. By partnering with a managed services provider you gain access to not only these tips and tools mentioned above but also gain access to a team of experienced professionals.

To learn more about cybersecurity and how to protect your business, reach out to security professionals from Stasmayer today. We’ve helped dozens of companies improve their cybersecurity posture and we’d be happy to help you as well.