October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative that began in 2004 to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. In keeping with the collaborative effort between government and industry to reduce online risk, we’ve rounded up our top recommendations for protecting your business against cyber threats. 

Pick up an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) program.

Programs like SentinelOne, CrowdStrike, and Cybereason are great products to prevent malicious activity on devices.

Use Multifactor Authentication (MFA) to protect valuable information.

MFA adds an extra layer of protection to prevent unwanted access to devices and accounts. MFA can be used for email, VPN, networks, and more.

Install a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW).

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are making threat actors more efficient. Having a method of protection that can evolve with the technology is critical.

Backup your data.

Veeam has been the golden standard for backups, but having a second form of backup is recommended. It is important to have multiple forms of backup as part of your business’ disaster recovery plan.

Speaking of disaster recovery plans – make sure your company has one.

Don’t wait to create a disaster recovery plan until you need one. Analyze your business’ risk factors to determine the procedures and policies that should be in place to protect your assets.

Dedicate time to training your employees in cybersecurity best practices.

The more frequently you educate and train employees in IT best practices, the more effective you’ll be in protecting your business. Encourage employees to ask questions if they are unsure of protocol and follow up after training sessions to make sure they understood the information shared.

Start implementing these IT security measures in your business today. Connect with a Prismworks Technology representative to get started!

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