This article originally appeared in Digital Guardian here. By Christopher Stark, President and CEO, Cetrom On March 7, 2017.
Christopher Stark is the founder and CEO of Cetrom, an industry-leading provider of custom cloud solutions that transform the way businesses succeed. With nearly 30 years of experience and some of the industry’s most prestigious technical certifications, Stark employs unmatched insight on the future of IT to serve clients.
“There are several components of effective advanced threat protection…”
- Perform a security audit to identify vulnerabilities in your organization’s IT infrastructure and conduct a vulnerability assessment or penetration test at least once each year.
- Layer protection and implement network-wide security solutions-like two-factor authentication.
- Perform regular, if not daily, backups. Small to mid-size businesses that work with critical client information should perform daily backups. Look into storing data on servers at a secure off-site storage facility instead of locally/onsite.
- Create a log of past security events and input the data into a security information and event management (SIEM) system. This system will give a holistic view of the entire organization’s security.
- Educate staff by having ongoing or regular security education and cybersecurity training courses so that they will be able to identify suspicious emails, attachments and other cyber threats.
- Avoid using unsecure third-party file-sharing tools. They can easily be hacked and provide direct access to valuable information and data.