Friday, February 17, 2012

Six tips to protect your business

Security breaches of high profile companies like Sony, Nintendo, and even the CIA have revealed the wafer thin situation of the security systems in place in businesses. It shows us just how vulnerable we are, against cyber attacks. 

Such breaches cost companies millions, not to mention the damage it'll do to their reputation.

Following are some good tips to start with:

  1. Look Back : Think about the weakest link in your security which has emerged in the last year. It could be a new network service provider, a new staff, a new software which has been installed, etc. Think about how it has affected your security.
  2. Review and Update: Security systems in place can easily become obsolete. And they often do. Liaise with your HR, IT and update and evolve it with the changing times.
  3. Train New Employees: It's important that the new starters are properly trained and informed over the security systems in place and the Do's and Don't s of it.
  4. Backup: Ensure your company’s backup is up-to-date at all times.
  5. Beware of Spam: A report has revealed that one in 255 emails have a malware in it and one email in 8,300 is an attack at an individual or a company.
  6. Be A Firebrand: We've won the EC-Council ATC of the Year Award. Our Certified Ethical Hacking course will teach you to get into a hacker's mindset and help find vulnerabilities in your business’ security systems.