iStock_000004929214MediumCybersecurity has recently been thrust to the center stage as companies everywhere attempt to prevent their systems from being compromised. There are many steps you can take to protect your company from a cyberattack, but some of the most important ones are often overlooked. The following list highlights four areas you may not be thinking about, but should, when it comes to preventing a cyber event.

1. What will you do once you have been breached?

Most of the focus with cybersecurity is on keeping hackers out and preventing breaches altogether. However, if a dedicated hacker really wants to penetrate your system, they will often find a way to succeed. Not only should you have technology in place to ward off hackers, but you should also be able to detect and defeat hackers if they manage to infiltrate your system. Each threat in the Cyber Threats section of your portal has a Respond tab that details exactly what to do when a breach occurs.

2. How will you prevent human error?

The people working in your office right now could be the ones making you vulnerable to a cyberattack. Hackers can easily gain undetected access to your network by impersonating an employee using information they obtain from your employees through social media or social engineering. The Information Security training course in your portal can ensure that your employees know the best ways to avoid initiating a cyberattack.

3. Do mobile devices put you at risk?

Most of your employees have smartphones, but they are more than just phones. These devices are essentially small computers that have access to the internet and contain sensitive data just like a regular computer. Treat smartphones like computers and enable internet security software, encryption, and remote wipe capabilities.

4. Are you prepared for a Denial of Service attack?

If you rely heavily on your company’s website, you should be taking the steps to prevent a denial of service (DoS) attack. These types of attacks send heavy loads of traffic to your site in order to force it offline. The Denial of Service section in your portal details how you can prepare, respond, and recover from a DoS attack.

Refer to the Knowledge Center of your portal for more information on these four and a wealth of other threats to your company. If you have any questions, contact your Client Services representative.

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