Finding your way through the wealth of cybersecurity resources that are available online can be difficult, especially if you’re not focused on the challenges of IT security on a daily basis. The dangers of not having a robust cybersecurity initiative in place are significant as hundreds of millions of records are stolen on an annual basis. Fortunately, the government’s Department of Homeland Security has worked with IT security experts from across the country and around the globe to put together a new toolkit that contains materials for everyone from students to older Americans, law enforcement to small business leaders. This STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (TM) Toolkit provides a range of best practices that are targeted to help individuals in all walks of life stop cyberattacks in their tracks. Here’s a quick overview of some of the best resources available for businesses.
While each business is unique, there are some primary cybersecurity rules that most businesses should consider: staff training, having a robust firewall, actively filtering web traffic and creating a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution. Not every cyberattack is the same, and hackers can attempt to infiltrate your business in a variety of different ways. Some of the most popular include:
This is certainly not an exhaustive list, as everything from mobile payments and banking to identify theft and scams are rampant in business today.
Cybersecurity professionals are often able to recommend an additional layer of security for your business that will help ensure you’re able to maintain operations even after a data breach or significant cybersecurity incident. See how you can enhance your IT security posture today by contacting the security technicians at Nexus IT Consultants at 801-839-7006. You can claim your free cybersecurity analysis that includes an action plan for your business by booking a consultation time online or calling us anytime.