Compromised passwords are one of the most common causes of data breaches, therefore, it is important that your password is as secure as possible. It should be at least 8 characters, with a mixture of upper and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and punctuation. It should not include common phrases such as pet names or dates of birth. It is also good practice to have unique passwords for each account, so that if a hacker guesses one password, it is only one account they have access to rather than all of them.
Antispam acts as a layer of protection to prevent most malicious emails from entering your inbox. It helps to secure your IT systems against spam, virus, phishing, ransomware, and malware attacks by filtering out harmful emails. Intelligent antispam solutions will continuously apply updates to detect new spam and malware outbreaks to keep up to date with new threats. Find out about Carrera’s antispam solution for your business here.
Many modern operating systems have antivirus or antimalware software built in that act as a good defence for your business computers. It is therefore important that it is updated when the updates become available. Antivirus scans can also be run at regular intervals or in response to a suspected security breach. These scans will check for any malicious software installed on your computer. Your network provider may also establish a secure firewall on your business’s network to filter incoming traffic and help prevent dangerous attacks.
One of the biggest risks to cyber security, and the biggest cause of security breaches, is due to human error. Whether this is falling victim to realistic phishing scams, or using weak passwords, it is often little mistakes that can lead to your business’s biggest security breaches. With technology and scams becoming more sophisticated, mistakes like these are becoming more common. It is important that you and your staff are educated on the latest cyber security risks, and scam tactics, to reduce the risk of human error leading to cyber security breaches.
By taking all of the above steps, you are reducing the risk of cyber attacks on your business. It is important that your business takes cyber security seriously and works to constantly improve the security of your business.
Contact our team to find out how your business can improve its cyber security.