Cybersecurity has posed as the biggest problem to millennial corporations and businesses worldwide. These cyber-attacks use data hacking tools and are intended to pry upon the confidential information of offices, targeting both public and private sector. Mitigating these threats is crucial and persistent vigilance for the same is required. However, protecting workplace systems demands more than anti-virus installations. In this regard, workplaces should ensure that access to valuable company data is limited so as to prevent any unpleasant exploitation at the hands of an ex-employee.
Redundant software and apps are every cyber attacker’s dream. System updates are inclusive of enhanced security features and postponement in updating the devices or operating systems can open up a Pandora box of cyber threats for your organization. Updating and installing firewall systems on all employees’ networked devices is also necessary for thwarting malicious hackers and preventing them for browsing unsuitable websites. Greater levels of protection can be achieved through installation of IDPS, CSP or VPN.
In order to secure wireless networking, organization should routinely change administrative passwords for new devices, abstain from broadcasting its SSID, use WPA-2 and AES for encryption and avoid using WEP to ensure optimum protection. For spam prevention, web browsing and email filters may be used so as to deter hackers. Full-disk encryption of all the official devices can also ensure foolproof data protection.
Cyber vigilance is a culture that is needed to be developed in the employees through trainings and workshops. It is the duty of every organization to enlighten its employees regarding non-disclosure agreements, sensitive information sharing, consequences of cyber-attacks and handling of malware.