Cybersecurity is essential for everyone who makes use of the internet. The Internet poses endless threats and the worst of them is hacking. Companies end up losing millions of dollars every year due to malware attacks and phishing attacks. But what gives room to such a large scale loss? The answer is cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
A vulnerability is a flaw in the software code that can be misused by hackers. The flaw could even be a minor bug that can be used to launch a malware attack. In fact, malware attacks are the worst kinds of software attacks that impact millions of users globally. It is because one corrupted software can be used to remotely access and control a million other devices that use the same software. Scary, is it not? But the good news is, it is possible to toughen the security system so that you stand a fair chance against hackers. The 6 strategies given below work as one strong unit to give hackers a tough time. Condition being, use all the strategies and not just one.
- Backdoor Password For IoT Devices
Never leave a device that uses the internet unlocked. Come up with a long and unique password to guard the devices. Also, do not repeat the same password for all devices. Every single device and email account should have its own authentication password.
Once you set a strong backdoor password, install firewall software to doubly protect your devices. A firewall is the second layer of protection that stands right in the way of the internet and your device. As long as it is unbreached, your device remains safe.
- Network Segmentation
Instead of storing all the security information of the company in one network, break the information into many pieces and save those pieces in different networks. Every single network should be given a different backdoor password that must be aided by a firewall.
Antivirus software is required for a number of reasons given below.
- To identify and eliminate harmful viruses from the system
- To identify corrupt emails that carry viruses as attachments
- To identify and flag all suspicious websites that carry malicious links
- To identify and flag spy websites and emails to bust phishing attempts
- Filter Tools
Filter tools and scans for network testing reduce the chances of malware attack and phishing attack. Also, teach your staff the basic ways to identify and avoid phishing links and emails since statistically speaking, more than 50% of phishing attacks occur at the hands of unaware employees.
- Software Scans
Use software scanning and network scanning services to make sure that the cloud and the system do not have any hidden bug. Another way to debug software is installing the software updates whenever available from time to time