IT Security Best Practices To Prevent Cyber Attacks

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IT securityCyber attacks are a growing threat to businesses. It only means that IT security protocols must be optimized to substantively reduce threats. If you want your business stay in operation, consider these best practices to prevent cyber attacks:

  • Proper security awareness
  • Secure of your DNS (Domain Name System)
  • Endpoint protection solutions

Proper Security Awareness

When it comes to IT security, many “loopholes” through which, cybercriminals are able to compromise a system, which results from poor user habits. Basically, employees open the wrong emails, download things they shouldn’t, have simple passwords, leave written login data where it can be easily snatched up by corporate spies, and a long laundry list of poor activity.

Educate your employees, as well as management personnel on best practices. Some of the weakest links in your management chain are going to come from poor security practices exercised by managerial personnel. Note where they’re making mistakes and how to correct them.

Securing Your Domain Name System (DNS)

When hackers are able to get inside your DNS, they can cause all manner of havoc. This is often a target for cybercriminals, and you need to institute security solutions requisite to the task of protecting this system. DNS protection has the potential to reduce threats from malware as much as, by some reports, 90 percent.

Endpoint Protection Solutions

Laptops, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, and the internet of things (IoT) in general: every one of these represents potential entry into your systems. What complicates the matter further is that such devices are routinely operated outside the office, where you’ve got existing built-in protocols. Then there’s the matter of sneaky Wi-Fi networks designed to steal information from devices for future use by hackers. These are underhanded networks, and if your devices have their Wi-Fi left on, you could be hacked without even knowing it.

Endpoint protection often incorporates endpoint management. Proper education is instrumental here, but something else that can help is using desktop as a service (DaaS) in conjunction with multi-verification protocols. That is to say: a cloud-based DaaS can only be accessed by employees if they’re able to prove their identity through multiple points of contact. Usually, this will involve typing a username and password into an online entry portal, and having a multi-digit passcode sent to a verified email address or text message. The employee in question enters the password and is then granted systems access.

Avoiding Being Undermined By Cybercriminals

By 2019, it is expected that more than $2 trillion in losses will emanate from modern cybercrime. Idealstor can provide the kind of IT security necessary for this modern world. Contact us to secure your business against ever-increasing threats from digital criminals.