Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and care, qualities that are just as vital when it comes to protecting your business!
In the spirit of this day, this blog explores safeguarding the core aspects of your business: your team, your devices, and your infrastructure.
Let’s dive in.
Your Team: Safeguarding Your Human Assets
Your team is your business’s most valuable asset and the first barrier of defence against most forms of cyber attack or data breach.
Start with password protection. LastPass is a tool that manages and generates strong, unique passwords, reducing the risk of data breaches.
Next, focus on email security to protect your team’s emails from malware and phishing attacks.
Additionally, implementing a robust SaaS data backup strategy is essential, providing a safety net for your data and ensuring it’s recoverable in case of any loss.
Lastly, streamline your email communications with CodeTwo. This tool ensures consistent, professional email signatures, enhancing your brand’s image and credibility in every email you send.
Your Devices: Fortifying the Tools of Your Trade
Your business’s devices – laptops, desktops, mobiles, and tablets – are potential entry points for cyber threats. Protecting these devices is critical.
Implement Mobile Device Management (MDM) with tools like Microsoft Intune. MDM allows you to control and secure the data on your mobile devices, a crucial feature in the age of remote work.
For broader device management, Datto RMM is invaluable. It offers remote monitoring and management, ensuring your devices are always up-to-date and secure.
In terms of direct threat protection, integrate ThreatDown by Malwarebytes for robust antivirus and malware defence.
Complement this with ThreatLocker, which provides application whitelisting and ringfencing, ensuring only authorised applications run on your devices.
Your Infrastructure: Securing the Foundation
Your business’s infrastructure – network, router, firewall, network switches, wireless access points, printers, and CCTV – supports your day-to-day business activities.
Start with a robust firewall to protect your network from external threats. Ensure your network switches are modern and capable of handling advanced security protocols.
Wireless access points need to be secure, offering encrypted connections to prevent unauthorised access. Regular updates and monitoring are essential for maintaining security.
Your printers and CCTV systems, often overlooked, should also be included in your security plan. Ensure they are on secure networks and monitored for any unusual activity.
Lastly, consider how these components connect to the internet. Implement additional layers of security to protect data as it travels in and out of your network. This could include VPNs, encrypted connections, and continuous monitoring for any signs of intrusion.
This Valentine’s Day, show your business some love by fortifying its defences.
Implementing these measures ensures the safety of your business assets and demonstrates your commitment to your company’s long-term success and credibility.
Hive can help you implement these technologies and others to secure your business for now and in the future.