It’s possible your company is already doing some of the following to combat the ever-increasing cyber threats out there:
- Two-factor authentification – this will become more the norm, or even mandatory practice. Be prepared to log in with several passwords: ‘something you know’ will be bolstered by a pin – ‘something you own’ ie. your mobile phone. Finally, there will be a third element: ‘something you are’ eg. a finger print or retina scan
- Device & Data Encryption – another area which will increase in use and importance. It’ll help with the prevention of fines, post-GDPR introduction and the need to notify the regulatory authorities, so long as you are able to prove either the data was encrypted or the device on which it was stored was encrypted
- Next generation firewalls – not only will they block certain holes but they will be able to detect and monitor the type of traffic passing through and what is attached to that data. An example of this is Sophos InterceptX which we already provide to a number of our clients
There is no one-stop fix for cyber security and it’s an ongoing task that needs to be taken very seriously at the highest level.
And whilst we can help you with a range of services to make sure your business is ready for whatever cyber attacks are out there, you still need to look within your own four walls for any potential breaches. Staff can sometimes prove to be the weakest link by unwittingly opening malicious emails.
Remember – continuous training on the evolving threats to cyber security are key to making your staff as secure as your IT network.