By: Sarah Levine
Last week a US Coast Guard Maritime Facility was hit with Ryuk ransomware. We all know not to click risky links, but it still happens to the best of us.
As we embark on the Digital Transformation era and move entire aspects of our businesses, employees and customers into a digital environment, it’s increasingly more important to keep that data secure.
Fighting off cybercrime is like fighting off mosquitoes at the summer picnic. It’s going to happen, it’s become a part of our everyday working world, and it takes constant, targeted effort to defeat.
Here are 3 easy steps to keeping your company’s data safe and secure (at least to getting you to the point of saying “I did everything I could”)
1) Continue educating your workforce on safe cyber practices
Hover your cursor over the link, is it going to the right place?
Most companies send out a “don’t click that weird link” notice after someone has already clicked that weird link, or after they notice a pattern of deceptive emails. By then it’s already too late. It is best to set bi-annual or even quarterly reminders to all employees on best practices. A quick reminder does no harm, not sending a reminder can be detrimental. Human error is still one of the hardest things to overcome.
2) Deploy a well-rounded, resilient security solution that is right for your network
They are going to keep trying to get in. You need to keep blocking them.
Cybercrime is constantly evolving and cyber security is right along side it. From UTM (Unified Threat Management) to Layered Security/Defense to the latest security buzz word: SASE (Secure Access Service Edge), there are plenty of components. You don’t need to know how to deploy it or which to choose – that’s what we’re here for.
3) Put that strategic backup and disaster recovery plan that you’ve been designing (or thinking about designing) into action
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get it in place and test it.
Like security solutions, there are many options to choose and buzzwords to hear when it comes to backing up your company and customer data: full, mirror, incremental, differential, cloud, local, hybrid, instant, geo-redundant… the list goes on and on.
The point is that there is no excuse for to not have a proper, working back-up plan. When’s the last time you tested yours?
Eclipse can help you strategize and deploy the right security solution and backup/disaster recovery plan for your organization. Call 877-332-9600 or contact us to learn more.