8 Cybersecurity solutions that every business needs

8 Cybersecurity solutions that every business needs

Hackers are out in force, taking advantage of every vulnerability they can uncover to exploit businesses across every industry sector. Never has it been more important for organizations to adopt a multilayered approach to information security and take every possible precaution to protect their digital assets. Here are eight cybersecurity solutions that every business should have, regardless of their size and industry:

#1. Anti-malware

Malicious software remains one of the biggest threats to computer networks, and there’s far more to it than viruses and Trojans. Today, cybersecurity teams face a slew of dangerous threats such as ransomware, cryptojacking malware, and malicious code injection just to name a few. Every business needs an up-to-date malware solution that heuristically scans for suspicious code, and not only for known threats.

#2. Employee training

Almost all attacks, including those involving malware, begin with a social engineering scam in which an attacker attempts to dupe employees into clicking on dangerous links or disclosing personal information. Due to this, cybersecurity needs to start and finish with your employees, and no amount of cutting-edge technical solutions alone will be enough to protect your business if they aren’t adequately prepared. That’s why every business needs regular security awareness training sessions.

#3. Remote monitoring

Some of the biggest threats to information security come from within. Negligent or malicious behavior on the part of employees can, for example, compromise the entire security infrastructure, rendering it useless. To guard against insider threats, as well as boost perimeter security, every business should deploy a remote monitoring service that watches all network traffic 24/7/365 and sends automated alerts whenever a potential threat is detected.

#4. Unified threat management

Firewalls have always played a central role in network security but, in business environments, they are no longer adequate by themselves. Businesses need intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS and IPS) to monitor incoming data to detect and block any suspicious traffic. By contrast, firewalls only block specific apps and protocols. Unified threat management combines these three tools into a single, centrally managed solution.

#5. Penetration testing

There are few better ways to determine your organization’s exposure to risk and capability of defending itself than enlisting the help of a cybersecurity expert. Penetration tests are designed to test the resilience of specific systems using a similar set of tools to those used by real-world hackers. Pen testing serves to give an accurate overview of how a real attack could play out while revealing any vulnerabilities in need of patching.

#6. Mobile device management

It’s hard to imagine a modern business without an extensive portfolio of mobile devices used for work. However, there’s no denying that portable technology is especially vulnerable to loss or theft. Mobile device management (MDM) provides a centralized solution for managing both business- and employee-owned mobile devices. This lets administrators enforce their security policies and grant and revoke access rights as necessary.

#7. Virtual private networking

One of the biggest risks facing mobile workers is unsecure wireless connectivity. Many public Wi-Fi networks are accessible without a passkey, which potentially leaves any non-encrypted data transmitted available to network eavesdroppers. An enterprise-grade VPN encrypts all traffic, making it safe for mobile workers to access corporate resources over any network while also preserving their anonymity.

#8. Multifactor authentication

Passwords have always played a key role in digital security, but relying on them exclusively leaves your employees far more exposed to social engineering scams. Many phishing attacks, for example, attempt to steal login credentials by duping victims into entering them into a site masquerading as one belonging to a legitimate business. Multifactor authentication adds an extra verification layer, like a security token or fingerprint, to greatly improve access control.

Refresh Tech helps get businesses on the cutting edge of technology to boost performance, security and cost efficiency. Call us today to implement a multilayered security solution that protects your business from every possible angle!

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