4 Resolutions to Keep Your Business Secure in 2018

4 Resolutions to Keep Your Business Secure in 2018

With every new year comes great new opportunities, and 2018 is no different. However, change can be a good thing, and with a new year also comes more perspective and knowledge that you can use to make considerable improvements to the way you run your organization. Here are four ways that you can use developments in cybersecurity to help your business succeed in the new year.

Monitor Endpoint Security
One of the first things you need to check is how secure your endpoints are. By endpoints, we’re talking about any employee devices or workstations that access your business’ network. You need to ask yourself if your employees are using these endpoints as securely as possible. Do they have permissions that they need (or don’t need)? Do they misuse any permissions that they do have? These are all questions that will clue you in as to how secure your endpoints really are.

Your network security starts with your end users, and any risky situations that they find themselves in can reflect on your network. Your employees should understand how their actions can impact the way that your organization functions as a whole. In the same train of thought, your employees should understand the proper way to use devices, usernames, and passwords, so that hackers can take advantage of as few endpoints as possible. If you lose any employees, be sure to revoke their permissions so that you minimize the risk of unmonitored accounts becoming dangerous endpoints.

Apply Updates and Patches
One of the best ways to ensure network security is to keep your patches and security updates implemented as soon as possible. Cybercriminals and malware developers are always trying to overcome the security of software solutions commonly used by businesses and individuals. To counteract these malicious intentions, software developers are always fixing flaws that surface in a (hopefully) timely manner. Unless you implement these patches and security updates, you’re putting your business at risk.

Patching and updating your software solutions is the only way to make sure that your company is as secure as possible from threats. If you don’t take action now, you could very well be putting your company at risk of a data breach. You need to regularly patch your software solutions to make sure that hackers can’t take advantage of the latest bugs to infiltrate your organization.

Keep a Positive Attitude
Some of these resolutions might feel like you’re focusing too much on the negative, but there is always room to focus on the positive. Use your imagination a little bit and focus on what kinds of attacks you could potentially see against your business in the future. How would you protect from these attacks? You always want to make sure that you’re considering the best-case scenario.

To attain this standard, you want to take an honest look at what you’ll need to go one year without a cyber attack. You should then work toward this idealistic goal.

Cover Your Basics
Forgetting about simple security tactics can be the downfall of your business. Be sure to always follow password security requirements so that you can keep threats out of your network and accounts. Furthermore, you should implement two-factor authentication to make each hacker’s job even more difficult.

You should always be keeping your team in the loop, as well, ensuring that they know about any changes to procedure or new solutions implemented. Do you have any questions about how to optimize security in the new year? Let us know in the comments.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, 25 February 2018

Captcha Image

Request a Free Consultation

  • Company name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *
  • Title
  • Phone
  • What are your concerns?

      Sign up for our Newsletter!

      • Company *
      • First Name *
      • Last Name *

          Mobile? Grab this Article!

          QR-Code dieser Seite

          Tag Cloud

          security Tip of the Week technology Privacy Best Practices Cloud Hackers Productivity Business Computing business Malware Microsoft Internet IT Services Backup IT Support Hosted Solutions Managed Service Provider Email Network Mobile Devices Workplace Tips Communication Hardware Smartphones Computer Mobile Device Management Microsoft Office Disaster Recovery Holiday Windows Miscellaneous network security Windows 10 Efficiency Data Business Continuity Small Business Server Software Alert Smartphone Google Internet of Things Virtualization User Tips Upgrade Saving Money Business Management WiFi Remote Monitoring Innovation Ransomware Social Media BYOD Passwords Gmail Remote Computing Cybersecurity Operating System VoIP Big Data Android Vendor Management Apple Spam Mobile Computing The Internet of Things Apps App Office Browser Hacking Analytics Information Technology Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Wireless Technology Phishing Business Growth Facebook Risk Management Budget Hacker IT Solutions Robot Cost Management Outsourced IT Retail Best Practice Office Tips Save Money Tech Support Bring Your Own Device Going Green Data Management Customer Service Automation Gadgets Office 365 Managed IT Services Cybercrime Money Content Filtering Firewall Hard Drives Downtime Cortana Lithium-ion Battery Running Cable Maintenance Customer Relationship Management virus Employer-Employee Relationship IT Consultant Saving Time End of Support Computers Laptop Managed IT Document Management Health Mobile Device Social Engineering Hosted Solution Outlook IT service Bitcoin Proactive IT Current Events Application intranet communications Data storage Recovery Avoiding Downtime Presentation Update Social Law Enforcement Private Cloud LiFi Business Owner Competition eWaste Search Cloud Computing Humor Marketing Trending Education Analyitcs Safety Network Congestion Data Security Mouse Twitter Mobile Technology Programming Windows 8 Encryption Specifications project management User Disaster Website Wireless Data Breach Settings Piracy Bandwidth Phone System Chrome USB Quick Tips VPN Virtual Desktop Company Culture PowerPoint IT Support Administration Samsung Productivity Cryptocurrency Statistics Antivirus Save Time Password iPhone Google Docs Blockchain Two-factor Authentication Augmented Reality Vulnerabilities Hacks Work/Life Balance Excel Net Neutrality Hiring/Firing Tablet Fun Computing Infrastructure Travel cyberattacks Printing Distributed Denial of Service Storage Regulations Digital Computer Repair Data loss Paperless Office Computing Entrepreneur Vulnerability businesses Evernote Dark Data Gadget Buisness Refrigeration Router Debate Consumers IP Address Virtual Assistant Skype IT Management Deep Learning Google Wallet Knowledge Networking Memory Software as a Service Data Warehousing Politics CIO Mobile Office Touchscreen Hard Drive LinkedIn Public Cloud Google Calendar Drones Black Market Environment Experience Business Cards Technology Tips Identity Theft Windows Server 2008 Telephony User Error Best Available Access Control Identities security breach Troubleshooting History Software License People Windows 7 Training Undo Hard Drive Disposal Video Surveillance Solid State Drive Modern technology Backups Processors Display Word Redundancy Mobile Payment Licensing Mobility Freedom of Information File Sharing YouTube Unified Threat Management Alt Codes business owners Legal Notifications Monitors Data Recovery Online Currency Managed Service Providers Patch Management News Files Flexibility Domains Wi-Fi Fiber-Optic Downloads Typing Telephone Systems bdr Writing IT Plan Comparison Fake News Websites Public Speaking Documents 5G Business Intelligence Fraud Windows 8.1 Update data breaches Printer Help Desk Google Drive Crowdsourcing Halloween Digital Signature Heating/Cooling Migration Television Microsoft Excel Botnet Managed IT Services today ’s world IBM PDF email scam Crowdfunding risk Printer Server Virtual Reality Government Scary Stories Business Technology Cyber-attacks Users experience downtime Co-managed IT cyberattack SharePoint Sports Compliance Desktop Tip of the week Unified Communications Webcam Applications Chromebook Motion Sickness GPS Data Backup How To Mobile Security Error Personal Information Emoji Cleaning Tracking Upgrades Electronic Medical Records Computer Care Cabling 3D Printing Automobile Staffing Infrastructure Unsupported Software test post Administrator Taxes Uninterrupted Power Supply Mobile Data Sync Web Server Supercomputer Hard Disk Drive Mobile Device Managment Cameras IT Budget CCTV Digital Payment G Suite Point of Sale Google Maps Machine Learning Corporate Profile Unified Threat Management SaaS Meetings Software Tips Relocation WannaCry Physical Security