Here are five good hacks businesses can implement to enhance business network security:
1. Enable Two-Factor Authentication - Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security process in which users provide two different authentication factors to verify their identity. This can include something they know (such as a password) and something they have (such as a smartphone). Multi-factor authentication (more than two factors) provides even greater security. More layers of protection make it more difficult for intruders to break through.
2. Create Company-Wide Remote Work Policies - With the rise of remote work, it's important for businesses to create company-wide policies that address remote work security concerns. This can include guidelines for using personal devices for work purposes, using secure Wi-Fi networks, and avoiding public Wi-Fi networks.
4. Invest in a High-Bandwidth Network Infrastructure - A high-bandwidth network infrastructure can help prevent network congestion and improve network performance. This can help prevent security incidents such as DDoS attacks.
5. Make Backups of Everything - Businesses should make backups of all important data and files. This can help prevent data loss in the event of a security incident such as a ransomware attack.
This short list provides just a few practices you can implement to protect your business network security -- but is by no means a complete security program. Never assume basic security measures are enough. A recent university-sponsored study found that 43% of small businesses are targeted by cybercriminals and they are constantly searching for systems with vulnerabilities. Is your business network system as safe as you think it is? Contact Gold Comet today to find out more about protecting your enterprise network from cybersecurity attacks.