Top cybersecurity solutions that every business needs

April 1st, 2020
Top cybersecurity solutions that every business needs

Implementing the right cybersecurity solutions isn’t just about protecting your business from the multitude of threats it faces. It’s also about improving efficiency without adding unnecessary risk to your organization. More than ever, a robust cybersecurity infrastructure is key to the survival and success of a company. Here are eight cybersecurity solutions you need to ensure your business is prepared for the latest cyberthreats.

#1. Anti-malware

Although anti-malware software is a reactive solution, in that someone gets infected first before the threat can be mitigated, it’s still an essential security measure if malware does somehow manage to make it past your firewall.

However, most enterprise-grade anti-malware solutions now take a more proactive approach with heuristic scanning and zero-day threat protection to help guard against unknown threats as well.

#2. Unified threat management

Unified threat management (UTM) is an enterprise-grade solution providing multiple layers of security in the form of intrusion detection and prevention and firewalls. These advanced and highly customizable services can be tailored to align with your unique security policies to stop threats from getting past your network in the first place.

#3. Security awareness training

Employees are almost invariably the weakest link in information security. Most cyberattacks don’t involve hacking in the traditional sense, but instead rely on duping victims into taking a desired action during a social engineering scam. Employees need to be trained in recognizing these threats and reporting them as soon as they appear.

They must also learn to develop good security habits like setting long and unique passwords across different accounts and practicing extra caution when accessing company files remotely, especially when they’re connected to unsecured Wi-Fi networks.

Training should be ongoing and in line with your current security policies, priorities, and procedures.

#4. Mobile device management

Mobile technologies are a critical enabler of workforce mobility, and few modern businesses can survive without them. However, mobile devices are also more likely to get lost or stolen, and every new device used for work adds another potential point of failure.
MDM software will mitigate the threats by providing administrators greater oversight and control via a web-based dashboard they can access from anywhere on any device.

#5. Penetration testing

It might sound counterintuitive to pay someone to try to hack into your business network, but there’s really no better way to detect vulnerabilities than by deploying the very same methods cybercriminals themselves use.

Ethical hackers can quickly identify weak spots in the network and reveal areas in your security infrastructure that need improvement. They’ll also conduct regular security assessments to help you continually adapt to new threats.

#6. Virtual private networking (VPN)

With remote working now being the new norm, there’s a much greater risk of employees using unsecured home or public networks to do their jobs. These may be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle and wireless eavesdropping attacks. Enforcing all connections to business resources to go through an enterprise VPN will ensure all data is encrypted and cannot be intercepted.

#7. Multifactor authentication

Given how susceptible employees are to social engineering scams, you can no longer afford to rely on passwords alone, no matter how robust your password policy may be. Every login should be closely monitored, allowing administrators to revoke access rights on compromised devices.

MFA adds an extra layer of security in the form of biometrics (e.g., fingerprints and facial ID) scans or one-time activation codes usually generated via an authenticator app or a security token, thus exponentially increasing resilience to phishing and account hijacking attacks.

#8. Round-the-clock monitoring

Cybercriminals can strike at any time, but they’re most likely to strike when your guard is down, which is more likely to be outside of office hours. Insider threat is another serious concern, especially considering the prevalence of phishing scams. Round-the-clock monitoring from the outside looking in helps ensure threats don’t make it into your network in the first place. This is typically the most basic level of service MSPs offer, and it’s something every business should have.

HERO provides unlimited IT support and services for a more secure and profitable business. Schedule a free IT consultation today to find out what you need to keep your business out of harm’s way.

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