The three most common threats in your IT environment
Cybersecurity is a broad area that different people associate with different things. When it comes to threats, about two out of three attacks start with a stolen user login, which means name and password.
Protect user information
Often there is a concern about who has access to one's information. There are several solutions to protect your information from falling into the wrong hands. Examples of measures to protect information are access rules and encryption. It can also include restricting users from sharing information further by, for example, saving company files to a private Dropbox or cutting out text from company email and forwarding it to their private email.
To have a secure login, it is important to have good passwords consisting of at least 12-14 characters. To protect more sensitive systems, an additional factor could be one-time passwords, fingerprints or certificates.
AddPro recommends that all accounts with additional permissions, such as administrators, should always have two-factor login.
Prevent attacks on systemsen
The most common threat today, and in many cases the one you should be most concerned about, is access to your systems. If vital systems are not adequately protected, the very existence of a company can be jeopardised.
If your company operates exclusively from one location, it is particularly important to be equipped for an unforeseen disaster. If prepared, the company can easily start its IT environment from an alternative location. This is called a Disaster Recovery site. An example of an unforeseen disaster that in many cases stops customers' IT systems is ransomware. This threat is evolving rapidly and has stopped both business and production systems. Ransomware renders all of your documents unreadable. It is important to be able to recover the contents and names of your documents.
It's not a question of whether your company will be attacked, but when and how often the attacks will happen.
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