Use Our Checklist to Ensure Your Business is Ready for a Cyberattack

  1. Regular Security Assessment - Establish a baseline of your cyber poster. When was your last assessment?
  2. Block Spam Email - Most cyber attacks start in your inbox.
    Protect your staff and intellectual property by implementing layered spam filtering.
  3. Strong Passwords - Set enhanced password policies, automatic screen timeouts, limit user access, and encourage employees to refresh their passwords quarterly.
  4. Employee Awareness - Cybersecurity starts with your employees. Host regular training sessions that cover email attacks, best practices, and alerting.
  5. Endpoint Detection & Response - Cover your hybrid and remote workers with endpoint detection solutions from malware, viruses, and script-based threats.
  6. Regular Updates - Keep your applications and OS up to date. Routine patches protect your tech from vulnerabilities.
  7. Multi-Factor Authentication - Implement MFA on your work and personal accounts. MFA can help keep your data secure, even if your password is compromised.
  8. Track the Dark Web - If your sensitive data ends up on the dark web, you need to know. We scan the Dark Web and take action to protect your scraped credentials.
  9. SIEM/Log Management - SIEMs track security events across your network. Protect your company against false alerts, threats, and meet compliance requirements.
  10. Web Gateway Security - Internet security is a race against time. Cloud-based security solutions can track web threats as they emerge, blocking them before reaching your critical infrastructure.
  11. Mobile Device Security - Keep cybercriminals out of your network by setting up mobile device security solutions.
  12. Upgrade Your Firewall - Find a firewall with intrusion detection and prevention features. You can also install firewalls that communicate with your SIEM to log files.
  13. Encrypt Your Data - If possible, encrypt any data that is at rest or in transit. This is especially important if you’re collaborating with people outside of your organization.
  14. Backup Your Data - Backup your cloud and on-premise data, so your business can bounce back. And don’t forget to test those backups on a regular basis.

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