Do you spend a lot of time worrying about keeping your organization safe from cyber attacks? We get it—with a constantly changing threat landscape and hackers who are relentless in their attempts, it’s hard to keep up.
The best way to prevent cyber attacks is with a multi-layer approach to security. This means purchasing multiple products and services to cover as many different angles as possible.
Here are our suggestions for a bare-minimum first layer, strong second layer, and third layer of protection.
Firewall with Intrusion Prevention Services
Like traditional firewalls, these next-generation models include access control, but they also support Intrusion Prevention Services that analyze every packet entering your network and block the harmful ones.
Cloud DNS Protection
Cloud DNS protection blocks users from accessing malicious websites. This is a valuable weapon against phishing attempts.
Endpoint Security on your desktops
Endpoint protection software is more than antivirus software that just scans your files periodically. It should be able to look at all of your systems and provide you with the data you need to pinpoint and isolate threats.
Multi-factor authentication strengthens the user login process. One example is a smartphone app that sends a push notification with a code to verify your login credentials.
More than 90% of security breaches begin with email, so supplementing 0ffice 365's built-in security with a 3rd party solution is an important layer of protection against phishing, malware, and ransomware.
Dedicated Security Engineer or Managed Security Provider
All of these security layers require someone to manage them. You can implement a web portal to correlate alerts from various security software, allowing you to see and react in one place. Or you can outsource your security management to a company that specializes in this.
Cyber Security Insurance
Security breaches are expensive. The costs of remediation, data restoration, and potential lawsuits add up quickly. Cyber security insurance helps cover these costs.
Managed Detection and Response Services
This service supplements the need for an in-house security analyst, allowing you to outsource the day-to-day responsibilities of reviewing and remediating security alerts.
Threat Awareness Training for your users
This is a security layer that is often overlooked but easy to remedy. Training your users to identify potential threats can be a powerful way to safeguard against attacks. There are great online platforms for security training—at Telcion we adopted Knowbe4.
Take a Proactive Approach to Security
These are the building blocks to creating a multi-layered security approach that will provide the maximum protection available for your business.
The main issue we find with most of our clients is that they simply do nothing.
Or, they buy some products thinking that will protect them, but make no effort in managing these products and following through on the alerts they provide.
You simply can't take a backseat approach to security. You must be determined to do everything you can to protect yourself, otherwise you are setting yourself up for failure.
No matter where you are in your security life cycle, Telcion can help.
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