In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, and the massive digitalization it brought along, businesses must future-proof their operations against cyberattacks.
FREMONT CA: In the past couple of years, several enterprises have been significantly impacted by cybersecurity incidents. Though enterprises still remain the prime target for such cyberattacks, businesses of all sizes are at risk of such attacks. Moreover, the hurried migration of operations to digital services has opened thousands of doors for cybercriminals to carry out new attacks. A report by PurpleSec highlights that over 18 million websites are infected with malware, and 1.5 million new phising sites are developed every month. Although, there exist several ways to ensure data protection and privacy from malware. Given below are some of the practices that businesses could employ to avoid cyberattacks and data breaches:
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Organizations can deploy several degrees of access to their data, which is critical for avoiding data breaches. Companies much ensure that essential files are accessible by only authorized personnel. An efficient way to execute this is by utilizing RBAC software, restricting access to specific special data.
VPNs and MFAs: Several researchers have indicated that 95% of web attacks are carried out using weak or stolen credentials. Businesses can implement multi-factor authentications (MFA) and end-to-end encryptions that act as a complementary layer of security against breaches. On the other hand, operating in an unsecured Wi-Fi network could just be a silver bullet for hackers. Hence leveraging VPNs enable businesses to keep their remote workforce secured and maintain their cybersecurity measures.
Training Workforces the Basics of Cybersecurity: Despite having strict cybersecurity protocols executed, several organizations fall prey to cyberattacks, as they overlook the most significant member of cyber security, the employees. Human errors cause 90% of cyber-attacks. Hence it is critical to regularly train employees and update them with the latest cybersecurity developments. Constant communication between IT departments and workforces is essential for ensuring that they remain on the same page regarding their cybersecurity practices.
Lastly, it is the combination of man and machine at work together to ensure that a business's cybersecurity protocols remain rock-solid. Whether it is the deployment of the latest technologies or training employees, executives must evaluate a holistic approach for implementing the most efficient cybersecurity policies.