What Does A Secure Network At A Small Business Look Like?

October 31, 2019

Don’t think for a moment that your organization isn’t that interesting to a hacker because no company is too small, too unimportant or too irrelevant to be a target,” says digital security expert Adam Levin, “Think Game of Thrones: A breach is coming. You must have a plan — and a few dragons.”

The average cost of a data breach for small businesses in the United States is $117,000, which can be devastating for most.

So, what can you do?

#1. Invest in effective endpoint security

  • How you protect the corporate network when it’s accessed via laptops or mobile devices

#2. Establish an incident response plan

  • How you plan to detect, respond to, and recover from security incidents should be discussed and written out with all involved parties

#3. Evaluate your IT security resources

  • Auditing your risk levels associated with enterprise resources and government regultions specific to your industry, and then remediating or mitigating vulnerabilities

#4. Create a strong password policy and implement multifactor authentication

  • You should require a minimum of 8-12 characters, with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letter, numbers, and special characters, and requiring password changes every couple of months

#5. Constantly update your policies

  • Hackers are always evolving, and the only way to protect your business is to evaluate and recalibrate your security systems often

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