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How to Defend Your Organization against Cyber Crime

By Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, companies must focus on protecting their data and valuable information. The fight against the cyber criminals must be a company’s top priority and there are some security areas that organizations must regularly look into.

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Hackers in the cyber world are smart; they are quick to evolve and find ways to break into a company’s website and hold personal information hostage. However, if an organization maintains specific rules and regulations to protect their data, then they can fight against social media criminals. Below are some of the security areas that businesses must focus on to minimize the chance of falling prey to cybercrime. 

1. Endpoint Protection 

In the current scenario, no organization can consider itself to be completely safe from becoming the next target of hackers—even if they have evaded the radar so far, it is merely a matter of time until they are the next victim. The only way to prevent personal information from becoming public is to ensure optimal security, allowing the organization to stay a step ahead of hackers. As remote working takes precedence, connected devices have only increased the risk of potential threats and loose ends. Gadgets like smartphones or tablets can provide an easy entry point for various internet lawbreakers. Organizations need to ensure that their endpoint is managed centrally so that they can get a proper review of their status. 

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 2. Basic Access Controls

One of the most complex components of security is access control, but it is also one of the essential parts to focus. A company’s controlling system must have authorization capabilities, identification, and authentication so that they can track not only the people who have the right to use the data but also the level of admittance they have.

3. Software and Patch Management

Patch management allows the software to stay updated and address the vulnerabilities that are discovered. Moreover, the organization also needs to have prior plans before executing the strategy. Like every other tactic, this safety control system also needs a supervisor who will be accountable for accomplishing the campaign. The company can lay another layer of defense against cybercriminals by monitoring and enforcing compliance with its patching plans.

4. Data Backup

The basic source that a corporate sector can rely upon is the current backups to keep their organizations running. The backup data will help a business in venturing into different directions for profit, but the bottom line is a company always needs an alternative plan. 

Backup is a type of insurance that most of the owners neglect, but when real disasters occur, they become the most valuable asset. 

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