Tips To Protect Agains Cyber Attacks

There is no 100% protection against cyber attacks, but each option below provides an additional layer of security

• Security awareness training for your employees
• Do not map network drives but create shortcuts instead
• Limit local admin rights for Users or better, disable altogether
• Block USB ports for storage devices
• Limit access to data (even the CEO doesn’t need read/write access to ALL folders
• Put policies in place to guide your staff
• Ensure everyone is using multi-factor authentication (MFA)
• Encrypt important documents

• Use complex and unique passwords, at least 14 characters
• Do not use the same password for multiple services
• User a password manager

• Ensure to keep firmware updated for all devices, incl. Modems, Routers, Switches, NAS Storage etc.
• Change all default passwords to new passphrases that can’t be easily guessed
• Keep all software and operating systems updated

• Backups, encrypted and off-site. Do not allow backups to be deleted from within the software

• Firewall
• Endpoint Security
• Endpoint Monitoring
• Keep unnecessary or high risk ports (such as RDP) closed

• If using SharePoint, don’t sync to OneDrive but access via Web browser. Same applies for G Suite.
• If your email is on O365, subscribe to Defender to prevent users from opening harmful links and attachments

• Have a disaster response and recovery plan ready
• Consider Cyber Security insurance