How To Deal With Cyber Intrusions: Best Practices For Organizations
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How To Deal With Cyber Intrusions: Best Practices For Organizations

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Companies or organizations have to take proactive measures to reduce the cybersecurity risks that arise day by day and need to implement strict cybersecurity policies.

FREMONT, CA: Any company or organization's primary aim is to protect their data from outsiders or hackers. Organizations can enhance or strengthen their security measures to protect their valuable data due to rapid technological advancements. Even after all the attempts to secure confidential data, malicious hackers can still hack into the system and hack all the data using sophisticated tools. Protecting their data revenue loss, disruption of operations, and theft of customer information might have catastrophic consequences for the company. Data breaches can also harm your reputation, potentially leading to your company's demise.

Using virtual private networks (VPNs)

Employees can safely access a company's network when working from home or on the road by using a VPN. Because employees frequently access the internet, which is less secure than the company's network, this safeguard is required. VPNs reduce the impact of cyberattacks because they encrypt data as well. As a result, they can offer an extra layer of security when employees connect to a wireless network at work, at home, in a cafe or restaurant, or at a public Wi-Fi hotspot.

Protecting the Wi-Fi networks

If organizations or companies have a Wi-Fi network at work, they need to be sure that it is safe and hidden. If they want to hide the name of their Wi-Fi network, set the wireless access point or router so that the name of the network, also known as an SSID (Service Set Identifier), is not broadcasted. Furthermore, ensure encryption is enabled, and a password is necessary to access the system. The administrator password that comes with the device at the time of purchase must be changed to ensure better privacy. These are some safeguards companies should take to combat digital dangers effectively.

Taking proper measures of physical security

Most firms' cyber risk management plans focus solely on digital components of cyber hazards, completely ignoring their physical premises. Performing a security assessment to ensure that critical infrastructure is secure against security breaches is essential. Furthermore, they should reconsider their data protection strategy and ensure that it includes data disposal procedures. A company with high-quality systems should use them to defend limited regions. Biometrics and keycard authentication are used to prevent unwanted access to the office. As a result, anyone who misplaces or steals the key card will be unable to access the site.