Fundamentals of Cyber Security
October 21st, 2019 by admin
With mobile banking, online shopping, and social media, sensitive data and information move quickly and easily online. Keeping your customer and client data out of reach of criminals is the most significant responsibility an enterprise has. At Decision Digital, our mission is not to sell you virus protection software, but instead arm your business with an infrastructure that will protect your data and keep your customers, clients, vendors, staff, and operations safe. We give you the tools, resources, and education, so your organization has the most suited defense system possible.
One of the essential elements of security is awareness. Technology has become much more efficient in providing secure means of storing sensitive information. But if technology is keeping data safe, then why are breaches still so common within businesses? Security is more than just technology, it's also the strategies and defenses you have against the millions of threats that are out there. More than 80% of breaches occur due to human error. To alleviate this issue, here are some security measures to implement:
- Using complex passwords and changing passwords every 3-4 months.
- Educating your staff on the various types of attacks that directly impact them like phishing, ransomware, and malware.
In addition to workplace awareness, implementing static security technology within your systems will further provide security for threats that occur through databases and networks. These solutions include firewalls, anti-virus programs, smart threat detection technology, endpoint security, spam prevention, and more.
Lastly, consistent monitoring, maintenance, and assessments help to detect threats and quickly rid your systems of warnings before they can do any significant harm. Large corporations invest millions in security technology, but these technologies can generate thousands of signals in a day. These alerts can cause fatigue and stress on your security team or IT department, but with 24/7 system monitoring, every warning is examined and resolved the moment it occurs. Security assessments also aid in finding any loopholes that develop over time, so attackers never have a gateway into your systems.
Contact Decision Digital today and let us design the right security infrastructure for your operations. Whether your business is big or small, we will safeguard your operations and save you both time and money.
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