Being vigilant about cyber security helps to protect core business operations regardless of the size of your organization. Employees and staff are a critical part of any protection as they are on the “front lines”. In order to protect themselves and the firm from attacks, knowledge helps. With everyone working remotely due to COVID 19, cyber training is even more important.
There are several types of Cyber Actors in the online world who are looking for ways to gain access to a firm’s network or data. All of these actors have different motivations on why they want to disrupt technology networks – some just want to make money whereas others can be after sensitive information that your firm may possess. Here is a list of cyber actors to watch out for:
- Online Criminals
- Foreign Governments
- Political Activists
- Terrorist Organizations
- Malicious Insider (employee)
- Human Error (a genuine mistake by an employee, like sending an email to the wrong address)
Depending on the nature of your business/practice the cyber attacks your firm encounters will vary. If your firm handles sensitive or confidential information or handles large sums of money for clients or otherwise – your firm may be more susceptible to target attacks with a great deal of sophistication. Therefore, it is important the firm has cyber security protocols in place to safeguard against such attacks.
Your firm can greatly enhance its cyber security posture by following industry best practices and by implementing security products/services to defend against cyber criminals. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Use strong passwords – this is the simplest way to get started
- Secure all business devices – this includes laptops, mobile, computers, tablets to ensure all our protected and frequently backed up
- Protect against phishing attempts – this includes learning how to spot phishing emails
- Security reporting – this includes alerting everyone at the firm about a security breach and information sharing
Triella can help your firm implement security protocols to make your firm cyber resilient. Call us now to learn about our security offerings.
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Faraz Mehmood is a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Triella. We are a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium-sized firms. Faraz can be reached at 647.426.1004. For additional articles, go to our blog page. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.
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