Cybercriminals target companies–both big and small, and across all sectors. When it comes to managing cybersecurity threats, it is not a matter of if your organization will be the target of a cyberattack, but when. A comprehensive cyber risk protection program is essential for all businesses, including implementing technology best practices to protect valuable data.

Firewalls

An enterprise firewall limits unauthorized access to the corporate network. Additionally, employees are the first line of defense in securing data and can be considered a human firewall. Educate employees regarding best practices for network security and email safety, including how to detect and avoid phishing schemes.

Filtering

Block emails that contain viruses or malware with an email filtering service. This service can also filter out spam emails to reduce traffic on your network. Access to websites known for being malicious in nature should be blocked to reduce the threats to your internal network.

Patches and Anti-Virus Updates

As seen in the Adobe data breach, cybercriminals are constantly updating their attacks and changing their methods of hacking into systems. To minimize vulnerabilities, apply security patches, anti-virus and malware updates as they are released.

 

With breaches occurring more frequently, it is critical for businesses to manage their cybersecurity vulnerabilities and protect their sensitive data.