IT Security News, News • 12 September 2019
Simple Ways To Keep Your Network Secure
In the UK, 48% of businesses identify at least one breach or attack a month!
Tom Wilcox, Infrastructure Engineer, Fabric
1. Keep everything up to date
The simplest thing you can do to keep your network secure is staying up to date. Most vulnerabilities on a network are software-based. These can be limited by ensuring your software is updated regularly. An updated network will have an enormous impact on safety and security, especially if an attacker is targeting you.
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2. Encryption and Security
Using encryption for your devices prevents your data from being leaked when a device is lost or stolen. Security and encryption are easy to set up and has a significant impact on the protection of your data.
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3. Strong Passwords
Using strong passwords in your organisation is the next great step to keeping secure. Attackers will often try and use brute force to get their way into accounts or systems. The more complex and lengthy your password is, the harder it becomes for them to do this. Having issues creating a complex password? Consider a password manager.
Training and advising your organisation is also vital in keeping things secure. If your staff have difficulties spotting phishing email attacks (this is where fake login pages ask for usernames or passwords), then the complexity of the password becomes irrelevant. There are crucial signs to look out for whenever you are being asked to enter your login details. This is why using MFA (Multifactor Authentication) can secure things even further and reduce the impact of these attacks.