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Get the Most out of Your Cybersecurity Services by Implementing These Best Practices

Business owners who implement cybersecurity services tend to have considerably more peace of mind because their networks are shielded from most of the common cyberthreats. There may not be a “silver bullet” available to keep out all hackers from infiltrating your IT network, but there are a number of protocols that companies can implement to greatly mitigate risk. Here are some of the most effective practices for enhancing cybersecurity:

1. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

When MFA is enabled, the account requires two authentication tokens, like a code and a password, rather than just one, to grant access. While there are workarounds that hackers can use to breach a system protected by MFA, the requirement for a second token ensures an added hurdle. As such, businesses should enable MFA on all the accounts that offer it, especially those that are protecting sensitive data. It’s also wise to make passwords in general more complex and to instruct users to change them often. 

2. Keep Software & Hardware Up-to-Date

Outdated systems are far easier for hackers to breach because they often contain unpatched vulnerabilities. While a lot of programs will apply updates automatically, this is not the case for all essential software. Dated hardware can also be vulnerable, and it must be replaced manually. 

When a company turns to an IT provider for cybersecurity services, they can generally rely on the experts to track critical updates; however, they’re going to have to check in with their employees from time to time to ensure the entire system everyone uses is, in fact, current.  

 

3. Educate Employees on all the Most Common Risks

Most cybersecurity attacks rely on some element of human error. Someone has a minor oversight when checking their email, and before you know it, the entire system is compromised. 

As such, every new team member should undergo cybersecurity training during the onboarding process. This training should address ways to identify and avoid malware, fraud, and phishing attacks. At the end of the day, a company is only as strong as its weakest link when it comes to risk mitigation, so it’s also wise to hold periodic training sessions for all existing employees to inform them of new and evolving threats.

4. Use Vendor-Supported Products

Generally speaking, software and hardware that’s supplied by a reputable vendor carries added protections. Part of the vendor’s job, after all, is to ensure their products are always up-to-date. When a company relies on unsupported components, on the other hand, they expose themselves to considerable risk because there’s a greater chance the elements have unpatched vulnerabilities.

Let NOYNIM IT Solutions Help Protect Your Network

For comprehensive cybersecurity services, turn to the seasoned team at NOYNIM IT Solutions. Our certified experts can ensure your network, systems, and sensitive data are protected. Founded on the belief that everyone deserves enterprise-grade IT solutions, regardless of their size or the scope of the operations, we cater to small- and mid-sized businesses across a host of industries.To learn more about our Denver IT services, check out our website or call (720) 524-8616. 

Date Published: September 16, 2022

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