We are happy to present a part of the Cyber and Privacy Magazine 2023, worked on by Rachel Yonani and David Kuperman, Cybecs privacy specialists.
We are excited to share that Cybecs has been featured in Cyber and Privacy Magazine 2023. In this fast-evolving digital landscape, staying ahead of cybersecurity trends is paramount. As a leading player in the cybersecurity domain, Cybecs is committed to sharing valuable insights to help you secure your business networks effectively. In this article, we provide you with 5 essential tips to fortify your small business network against potential cyber threats.
Strengthen Wi-Fi Security: Cyber attackers often target small businesses through vulnerable Wi-Fi networks. Safeguard your office Wi-Fi by avoiding default settings and changing the router’s default permissions. Regularly update the router’s firmware and implement strong passwords for network access. If you’re using public Wi-Fi networks, ensure a reliable virtual private network (VPN) is in place to protect your data.
Implement a Firewall: Defend your network with a robust firewall that monitors and blocks unauthorized access attempts. This can be achieved through either hardware or software solutions. Consider investing in dedicated hardware firewalls for enhanced protection. Managed firewall services can also provide additional support and information security expertise.
Enable Two-Step Verification: Elevate security by implementing two-step verification for all employee accounts. This adds an extra layer of protection, requiring dual authentication methods before accessing sensitive information or systems. This can be executed through methods like SMS codes, email verification, or authentication apps.
Encourage Private VPN Usage: Prevent employees from using Public Wi-Fi networks in cafes, airports, or hotels. These networks are potential targets for hackers. To secure data transmission between employee devices and the office network, employ a secure VPN solution with encryption.
Keep Software Updated: Regularly update all software applications, including operating systems, to maintain the latest security patches. Enable automatic updates wherever possible. This rule applies to computers, laptops, mobile devices, and security systems. Notably, prioritize software and firmware updates for routers to address potential vulnerabilities.
By incorporating these expert tips, you can significantly bolster the security of your small business network and reduce the likelihood of cyber-attacks and data breaches.
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