Tips to prevent Cyber Attack risks

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Education and awareness is key- Often we found that hackers induced viruses by exploiting vulnerabilities that are caused by human errors and negligence. Therefore, it is better if the company heads like CIOs and CTOs educate themselves about the latest risks and threats existing in the current cyber landscape and create awareness about the same among their team members and employees. Also ensure that it is better to identify the risks on a proactive note and then think about remedies in time, to avoid any losses in business later.

Enforce a review or audit policy- Even if a company is all set, and all done with the in-house measures related to Cybersecurity, it is better indulge in regular audit or review of policies from time to time, just to ensure that the measures put in place are working as per the objective.

Better to develop, implement and improve- As soon as a review or audit is conducted, it is better to correct the flaws and implement new strategies to improve the current security posture. As these actions help the company’s IT assets limit exposure and ensure timely recovery from data breaches.

Assess the systems and restrict user access- It is better to create a roadmap where the data on the systems is available in a classified way- like the one stored on-premises, hosted on cloud platforms or vendor systems or on move (mobile).  Restricting users to the access of systems based on their designation, time or status makes complete sense.

Enforcing password strength- Using multi-factor authentication (MEA) and ensuring that the best policies are implemented for passwords will ensure that the IT assets remain secured from unauthorized access.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security