8 Steps to Minimize the Risk of a Cyber Attack

The Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study states that the cost of the average data breach to a U.S. company is $7.91 million dollars and on average it takes 196 days for a company to identify a breach.

So how can you minimize the risk of a cyber attack within your organization?

Here are 8 steps you can take today:

  1. Determine who has administrative access within your organization and who should have administrative access. MFA should be used with every administrator account.
  2. Train employees on how to avoid phishing scams.
  3. Make sure employees know how to create strong passwords and that they are using different passwords for different accounts. Also, make sure passwords are changed regularly.
  4. Have employees use multifactor authentication across all accounts.
  5. Install and update antivirus and anti-spyware software all computers within your organization.
  6. Use a firewall for your Internet connection. And make sure your Internet connection is secure and hidden.
  7. Regularly update operating networks and make sure you are using encryption, endpoint security tools, vulnerability assessments, backup and patch management tools.
  8. Ensure compliance with security standards.

Contact us today and we can help you implement these steps.