Small and medium-sized businesses need to realize that the cost of investing in secure systems is less than what can be caused by a attack. Hackers are constantly finding new ways in which they can breach a company's data. It is important to understand all aspects of the problem so that businesses can reduce their risk:
1. Attacks on office networks
Incorrect configuration of router is the main reason for any intruder to enter. If one manages to penetrate one's network company, all connected devices, computers, servers, IP cameras, IP-Pbx and everything else is vulnerable.
SMEs need to take care of it proper use and configuration of the router but also the use of one firewall, to ensure that invasion by third parties becomes difficult. Usually, firewalls are available Gateway anti-virus, IPS engine and Sandbox, to ensure that everything that comes into the network is secure. Various features, such as content filtering and QoS, enhance employee productivity and security by allowing them to access only to the content and parts of the network necessary for their work.
2. Attacks on Cloud applications
Cloud technology has come into our lives for good and more and more businesses are using it. For example, they use platforms, such as AWS, Google Engine, Azure for their databases.
Hackers could make one DDoS attack to the public IP address of a business server and disable the system.
In addition to DdoS attacks, there are many others that could damage a company's systems.
Using a virtual firewall (Virtual Firewall) could help protect them cloud systems. Virtual Firewall looks like a physical firewall. Their goal is almost the same.
3. Attacks due to non-updated software and operating systems
One of the most important elements for dealing with and preventing attacks is tactic information of systems. Even if a company uses the most advanced security systems, it remains vulnerable if it does not upgrade. Hackers can find a way to attack. For this reason, continuous checks should be made for possible vulnerabilities.
It is important to have annual audits of systems and digital business data. In this way, small and medium-sized enterprises will be informed of the problems that may exist and the damage they may cause. So, they will do the necessary procedures to fix security issues.
There are many security companies that can offer them services SMEs to keep their systems secure and up to date.
4. End Point Security
Download for free software or movies, opening ads, using damaged Pen Drives, hard drives, etc. it can lead to malware being installed on the devices.
Hackers often exploit these ways to gain access to the entire system. They are then able to steal any data, such as bank information, financial records, credentials accounts and much more.
But businesses should keep in mind that the danger does not always come from outside. A company employee could also use a pen drive and steal important ones information the company's.
Therefore, businesses must invest in one End Point Security solution, where a client file is installed on all end-systems and a server file on the physical server or cloud. Then the administrator lays down specific rules for each system. It defines, for example, what data and parts of the network the different accesses have Appliances. Therefore, any external device cannot access important data.
In addition, the administrator can blocks data upload, which enhances the ability to avoid information leakage. End Points can help in this case too ransomware attack, thanks to AV scanning, Patch Management and backup of important files.
End Point Security solutions offer many possibilities that can be applied by any business depending on its needs.
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