Mitigating Your Business's Cybersecurity Risks

27 December 2022
 Categories: Technology, Blog


Cybersecurity threats can be a serious concern for most modern businesses. If a malicious actor were to launch a cyber attack, they could cause widespread damage and disruption to the business.

Failing To Follow Sound Password Practices

Keeping your business's passwords as secure as possible can be one of the most important steps that you take when it comes to securing your company's systems. Unfortunately, business leaders will often lack a general awareness or appreciation of the best practices when it comes to passwords. For example, your employees should avoid using the same passwords on the various accounts, systems, and other tools that will require them. Furthermore, the passwords should be changed frequently to help avoid situations where a compromised password is active for a long time. Lastly, the use of two-factor authentication can help to thwart the ability of individuals to covertly log into an account.

Not Installing Routine Updates To Key Systems

Your business's computers and networking systems may need to have updates installed on a frequent basis. Unfortunately, it is often the case that business leaders could go for weeks or months without installing these updates. In many cases, these updates may be done to address potential security vulnerabilities that may have developed in the system. As a result, failing to patch them could expose your system to a much greater risk of being successfully targeted by cybercriminals. Installing these updates can be marginally disruptive as you may have to restart some of your systems to complete the installation, but these steps are essential if the business is to keep its IT infrastructure as secure as possible.

Overlooking The Option Of A Professional Cybersecurity Audit

Cybersecurity can be an extremely complicated field, and it is understandable for business leaders to lack much of the expert knowledge that is needed to fully secure their systems. This could lead to them having large security vulnerabilities in their systems. A professional cybersecurity audit can be one solution for finding and addressing these vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. During this type of audit, a cybersecurity professional will thoroughly evaluate your current network and workstation configuration along with the cybersecurity defenses that you currently have in place. Often, these audits will even involve simulating various types of attacks on the system to determine its resiliency. At the conclusion of the process, the cybersecurity provider can meet with you to thoroughly discuss and explain the results of their evaluation and the recommendations that they have prepared.

To learn more, contact a cybersecurity service in your area such as Flair Data Systems.