1. Your cybersecurity strategy.
You need to implement an enhanced, defense-in-depth security strategy. If you’re unsure how to develop or update one, contact an IT managed service provider
2. Cybersecurity awareness training.
The foundation of any good cybersecurity strategy is informed and security-conscious employees. Again, at least yearly, you should be updating and providing cybersecurity awareness training to your staff
. The time it takes out of their day will be far less than that taken out by a successful cyberattack.
3. Physical access to your workstations, servers and other devices.
Check the physical security features of where your hardware lives, usually in your office. Make sure unauthorized personnel cannot enter areas where your servers and data are stored. If your data is stored in the cloud, much of this worry is lessened, but it’s always a good practice. Your IT managed service provider (MSP) can help you accomplish this if they aren’t already on top of it.
To elaborate on defense-in-depth, we provide a few more cybersecurity solutions to consider to enhance your practice’s information security.
1. Advanced endpoint protection.
Traditional anti-virus relies on security vendors finding a virus or other malware, assigning it a signature and then pushing it out to its users. Advanced endpoint protection, however, takes a proactive approach by using behavioral clues to prevent attacks. If it detects unusual activity, it stops the activity and reports it to your IT department or MSP.
2. Email and web filtering.
You can’t rely on your computer’s spam folder to catch every phishing email. Many such emails now look as professional as those sent by well-known software giants. Email and web filtering solutions can help prevent your employees from dealing with infected emails or possibly visiting malicious sites requesting personal or company information.
3. Back-up and disaster recovery.
Back-up and disaster recovery solutions secure you against both hackers and other disasters – manmade or natural. Redundant, geographically dispersed backups of your data will let you recover any data lost in a ransomware attack, fire or hurricane.
4. Cloud-based services.
In conjunction with all of the above, cloud-based cybersecurity software as a service (SaaS) solutions and data storage should be at the top of your list of considerations for protecting your data. Cloud-based solutions can allow your practice to continue working after a cyberattack or disaster while on-premises equipment is remediated.