Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and fileless attacks are on the rise. It’s important to be educated on how to best protect your assets. 2/3rds of all cyber attacks are directed towards small businesses and 92% of malware is delivered via email. Below you will find tips to help you secure your data.
- Install endpoint protection on every endpoint
in your business
- Verify Antivirus software is registered, up to
date, and properly licenses and enabled.
- Preferably have a product that has alerting
and is reportable.
Secure Your Network
- Put your network behind a firewall
- A properly secured firewall is one of the best
lines of defense when securing any network
- If using Wi-Fi, make sure you are using an
- Segregate internal network from any guest
network(s) you may have
- Implement a robust email filter
Have a Password Policy
- Require users to change their passwords every
- Change passwords every 180 days
- Minimum length at least 8 characters – longer is
better than more complex
- Passphrases (I eat hamburgers on Tuesdays!)
This has 29 characters!
- Must use 3 of 4 available character types
(Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers, Symbols)
- Set a minimum password age policy
- Largest security vulnerability is the end user
- Educate using real examples of phishing
attacks and what users should look for
- Have a policy in place for what a user should
do if they believe they have been infected
Secure Physical Access
- Physical access is king!
- Verify computers are secured, including laptops
- Use hard drive encryption. This is build into
Windows 10, but you need to enable and
- Have server and networking equipment in a
secured location, behind locked door with
- Disable any unused network wall jack
If you have additional questions about data security or would like to talk with a IT representative, contact us at (920) 617-7888.