Stating that SMEs can have simple measures to help prevent cyber attacks, Komtera Technology Sales Director Gürsel Tursun shares the 2023 cyber security guide for SMEs.
For a small business, even the smallest cybersecurity incident can have devastating effects. So much so that SMBs are seen as an attractive target in the face of many risks, including malware, viruses, spyware and trojans. Thanks to these software, cyber attackers can access the data collected by institutions, as well as many other information such as bank or credit card numbers and passwords. In such a case, institutions face loss of reputation in addition to financial losses. Emphasizing that hackers choose the most vulnerable businesses over a wide network, Komtera Technology Sales Director Gürsel Tursun cites the 4-point 2023 cyber security guide, which is vital for small businesses.
“4 cyber security guide for SMEs in 2023 articles”
“Have a firewall”
The firewall becomes a barrier between the data collected by the institutions and the hackers. To provide an additional layer of protection to this barrier, using an effective firewall other than the standard firewall is an important step in the fight against cyber attacks. It will be an extremely important step to make sure that they have activated the firewall in their systems, especially in case of working from home.
“Don't forget to protect your assets”
Valuable assets can vary depending on the type of company. For this reason, it is important for companies to be aware of where all their critical and confidential data is located and to implement extra security measures to protect them. Making a contingency plan that covers all systems, networks, data, and the ability to recover from the right backups will be the strongest roadmap to any potential problems.
“Defend against malware”
A powerful antivirus solution comes in handy when it comes to blocking and flagging threats for the security of devices. One of the best practices to avoid exposure to malware is to avoid connecting to unknown Wi-Fi networks, while keeping devices up-to-date and providing strong password protection are other effective steps.
“Use a multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution”
The reason behind a successful identity breach may be a dedicated attacker or a careless employee. There are easy, low-risk but high-return cybercrimes that cybercriminals often love, such as identity theft. With MFA, additional layers of protection can be added to protect accounts or devices. With MFA, administrators can also prevent such attacks by taking advantage of contextual information such as login behavior patterns, geographic location, and the type of login system accessed to identify anomalies.
Günceleme: 11/01/2023 11:11