Cybersecurity is a current topic that requires all the attention possible.
The year started 2 months ago and cyberattacks are taking over the national news. In fact, cyberattacks are increasingly frequent and sophisticated.
Experts say that the keyword for solving these cybersecurity problems is, without a doubt, prevention. Ricardo Negrão, specialist in the area of Cyber Risk at Aon, underlines in an interview with CNN Portugal that the basis of protection is simple: “awareness and awareness”.
Digitalization leveraged by the Pandemic is here to stay and will continue to develop. Currently, the dependence on information and technologies is constant, through the most diverse devices that serve both for leisure and for work. In view of this, the exposure is enormous and the risk of attack is very high and persistent. However, don’t be fooled if you think that technology is the main responsible for this wave of virtual attacks. The problem is essentially centered on the behavior of individuals, that is, the lack of attention when opening files of which there is no certainty about their safety, or by clicking on a supposedly reliable video.
It is understood here the importance of training in this sense, a field where ActiveSys stands out, through its technological consulting services, which promote training and awareness in the area of security.
It is therefore crucial that entities invest in solutions that provide protection against cyberattacks.
Protection must, therefore, be done in layers, creating barriers at different levels of the network, minimizing the vulnerability of cyberattacks. In this way, ActiveSys provides some of the main tips so you can stay protected against recurring cyberattacks:
Updating Equipment and Systems
Use of Cloud Technology
Occasionally overlooked, but very relevant as it allows controlling whether the measures implemented are being efficient and whether configurations need to be adjusted.
Use of Backups
An action that should be taken for granted by any entity. Certainly, everyone has lost, in one way or another, some kind of information, important or not. Without an efficient backup solution, recovering this data is virtually impossible. Furthermore, it is crucial that organizations have plans to restore data, ensuring the quality of backup copies, the so-called backups, and the effectiveness of the process, with the aim of guaranteeing the continuity of operations in the event of computer incidents.
Care with the URL
Special Attention to Personal Equipment
Network and Services Security Assurance
For networks and services to be secure, it is essential to prevent access by unauthorized users. For this, the services must be properly configured; there must be a policy of privileges for each sector, that is, limit access to what is really essential in a certain area, with access for each user; access to networks must be monitored to detect any abnormal behavior, through systems such as the IDS (Intrusion Detection System) and the IPS (Intrusion Prevention System). Finally, traffic control is needed regularly, as vulnerabilities can be exploited incessantly.
Pay Attention to Trends
Avoid Free Wifi Networks
Browsing in Private Mode
Cybercrime is real and it is imperative that there is a good security policy in place.
It is essential that each organization understands the seriousness and consequences of non-intervention and non-investment in security in the entity. Companies must adopt a preventive posture, since the cost of remedying losses is much greater than the amount invested in prevention, in addition to this investment keeps the company competitive and reliable.
ActiveSys is the ideal expert support to help your company properly implement good security practices. Do not hesitate to contact us.