Back to Basics: Top Five Ways to Avoid a Cyber Attack

Hackers and digital saboteurs are here to stay.  But that doesn’t mean surrendering to their threats and actions.  Sometimes the best ways are the tried and true ones, and that is generally true when it comes to cybersecurity, as well.

According to Cybersecurity Insiders*, here are the top five ways to protect your company from a cyber attack:

Hardware: Have secure and sophisticated hardware, which is password protected and backed up by two-way authentication. Also, it is better if you don’t overlook the effectiveness of protecting your data storage drivers. Because if neglected, then it gives an opportunity to anyone and everyone to walk away with your firm’s sensitive data.

Physical Security: Most data breaches occur when stolen equipment reaches the hands of hackers. For instance, if an employee loses his/her laptop, then sensitive data can easily reach the bad guys.  So, outline physical security strategies storing the data on the cloud, which is protected by multiple security layers, and imposing responsible security policies among all employees.

Encrypting Data:  Encrypted data becomes useless to a hacker, most of whom could not break into the encryption in the first place.

Backing Up Data: Having a backup copy of the latest data protects you even if a hacker accesses your system.  The backup needs to be done in an effective manner and must be in an immediately retrievable form.

Cybersecurity Insurance: Should an attack occur, most cybersecurity policies today not only cover the financial loss caused from data theft but also help in co-paying the costs involved in recovering data, including paying data recovery experts and buying new hardware and software.

Don’t let your guard down.  Protect what’s yours.  The professionals at The Reschini Group are available to help determine some appropriate options for your specific circumstances.


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