Investing in firewalls, anti-malware and data encryption software
Firewalls and anti-malware tools can help you by keeping unwanted actors out of your IT network. These tools work by restricting access to only authorized users and these are primarily defensive measures. Data encryption software, on the other hand, is more proactive and works to code your data and store it in a different form such that it makes sense to only those who are authorized to access it, using a decryption key. Proactive measures are your strongest approach to data protection.
Timely security patches and updates
Make sure you apply security patches and perform software updates on time. Usually, software makers release product updates and security patches when they find vulnerabilities and security lapses in their software. Don’t ignore those alerts that a software upgrade is available. It may contain more than just a few new features. The timely application of these patches and updates ensures that the discovered vulnerability is not exploited by cybercriminals.
Seems like a lot of work, but
While cybersecurity is indispensable, trying to do it all in-house can be complicated and expensive. Partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) to manage your IT infrastructure is a great solution to this challenge. You can benefit from their expertise, knowledge and staff strength, helping you to get it all done in a timely manner and keeping you abreast of emerging trends.