Security is NOT Simple.
How important is security to your company?
Here are 9 quick ways to improve security today.
9. Watch Out for Social Engineering Attacks
Perhaps the BIGGEST SECURITY THREAT is what is called Social Engineering.
It’s how hackers and data thieves access your secure information through phishing, impersonating other companies and people, and other common tactics. Though most data breaches come from internal sources. Be suspicious of all links, emails, phone calls, and other communications, you might be surprised at how easily even security experts can be fooled or hacked, awareness is key.
8. Make Your Phone’s Lock Code More Secure
This may come as a surprise, the default 4-digit PIN for iOS isn’t the most secure. The same holds true for
Android: Longer is better. Simply go to your SETTINGS and add an additional digit to your phones lock code…and BAM! You have increased your security by 20%. Facial recognition or fingerprint recognition is often a more secure option.
7. Back Up Your Computer Automatically
If you haven’t already invested in simple cloud backup solution by now, you aren’t concerned about security. It’s not as much of a pain as you might think. We provide a simple security assessment for our clients, and then walk through a multi-layered security solution that meets your business’ needs.
6. Install an Antivirus and Anti-Malware Software
Finding virus and malware protection isn’t hard, there are plenty to choose from. Which one is right for you? Why is it best for your business? We help you find the RIGHT SOLUTION for your total security plan. Virus and Malware aren’t going away, they are only getting smarter….so should your defense.
5. Lock Down Your Wireless Router
Think someone might have been stealing your Wi-Fi? Your router is the first line of defense for your network. You know you should change the router’s administrator login, use WPA2 (AES) encryption, and change other basic settings. Here’s how to find out and how to see everything that’s happening on your network. We can show you how to SAFELY share your Wi-Fi with your clients…not the whole neighborhood.
4. Never Send Sensitive Information Over Email Unless It’s Encrypted
Sensitive information, such as your bank info, social security number, tax returns, or confidential business info, should never be
sent over email without encryption. It’s too risky.
3. Use a Password Manager
Clever password tricks aren’t fooling anyone, and because you should be using unique passwords for each site and service you use, it’s impossible to remember every password. That’s where password managers come in.
2. Use Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication offers the extra layer of security that protects you in case your password gets stolen. Each time you sign up for a service, take the time to find out if it has multi-factor authentication….and use it. In the unfortunate event that you lose your phone or other device, you will worry less.
1. Regularly Review Your App Permissions and Security Settings
We don’t have to look far to find out about the latest security breach. The data that you are collecting is valuable to your business and should be properly protected. Regular security assessments, and review of your devices and Apps permission settings is critical. Hackers are persistent and often change tactics. Remove fear and replace it with preparation, be vigilant.
Here are a few final points to consider:
- Make sure your software is always up-to-date.
- Update your router firmware.
- Clean up your app permissions.
- Have a Mobile Device Management policy in place for employees.
Even castle builders used a Multi-layered security approach for protection.
Multi-layering the right security solution for your business will provide you the peace of mind you need.
Call us today for a security assessment.