Over the past year and even in recent months there has been much talk in the news about high profile companies being hacked and information being leaked. Today at TechLinu.com we will discuss Cyber Security Importance & Securing Tips!
Most companies do not recognize how exposed they actual are. Some leading business experts say every company is vulnerable to hack attacks and, even more disconcerting, most do not even know when they have been hacked. The last year attack on Sony really highlighted this issue for most American businesses; many evaluated their own condition efficiently and personally.
There are many steps companies can take to protect themselves against cyber-attacks. Some simple tips include; never open links in emails, never open attachments, do not give out personal information, change passwords often, and have a alpha-numeric mixed password for your Wi-Fi. A Verizon study done in 2011 of data breaches showed more than 80 percent of victims were “targets of opportunity”, meaning they did not look after their Wi-Fi with passwords and had little to no security.
Keeping the above-mentioned tips in mind, there are also a few more involved security options your company should look into. First things first, encrypt your data. It is significant to note that data is only encrypted when the computer is logged out. Hackers can still obtain in if the system is running so it is vital to make sure you have a timed log out, if possible. Next secure your hardware. Many determined burglars are not scared off by alarms, but by locking your equipment into secure, card-access only doors will make it more difficult for burglars.
Lock your network. Many hackers can scan for unlocked or poorly protected networks and once they find one it does not take longer for them to be inside your company’s network. Make sure to have anti-malware and anti-virus programs installed.
Today, the need of strong cyber security measures is self evident. A proliferation of cyber attacks is causing increasing damage to companies, governments and individuals. Organizations need to respond to this increased threat by adopting strict cyber security measures.