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We live in challenging times for every business regardless of size or industry. Today’s challenges are compounded by the increase in cyber threats as hackers have worked to take advantage of the pandemic by increasing the number and sophistication of their attacks. 

In this post, we’re going to look at some solutions, tools, and services you should explore in the coming year to keep your business safe and your data secure!

• Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Adding two or more additional authenticators to your login significantly increases security. More platforms and companies are incorporating MFA in their processes. If you still are using single-factor authentication, you should consider upgrading in 2022. Consider implementing a third-party solution!

• Single Sign-On (SSO)

SSO enables access to web-based apps with a single set of credentials through a consolidated process. This means that using SSO can centralize login security and eliminate touchpoints for user input where timing matters. (like sensitive machinery)

• Endpoint Detection/Response

EDR monitors potential security events in real-time. You’ll gain insight into all connected device activity and the ability to respond when needed. EDRs include tools to identify and counter threats making EDRs a key component for enforcing endpoint protection.

• Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)

From standalone backup solutions to planning guidance with your data loss risk, and compliance needs, BCDR solutions cover almost every contingency. True BCDR includes all of the tools and features needed to preserve your data during disruption, and ensures the timely restoration of systems and processes.

• Patch Management

Patch management services offer a proactive means for keeping your systems current and up to date by installing updates to protect data and improve functionality. This service not only protects you from known vulnerabilities but also reduces downtime during the process.

• Modern Anti-virus and Malware Protection

Legacy antivirus software is not built to deal with today’s sophisticated threats. Like software patches, keep your antivirus and anti-malware protection up-to-date! 

• Vulnerability and Network Penetration Testing

Use testing solutions that simulate attacks. These can help you to identify gaps in security and vulnerability points. These types of tests are used to measure how far a malicious actor can get into your network by exploiting known vulnerabilities.

• Education and Awareness Training

For any effort to be successful, you must test constantly and educate your team as to how to recognize and respond to a threat, and what threats are currently out there! Educating your employees on what to watch for and testing that gauges their level of preparedness by replicating common phishing techniques offers significant benefits.

Understanding the Risks and Improved Cybersecurity

With educated employees and security best practices in place, using the right tools and streamlining workflows can save time, add value, and keep your business secure. Are you ready to learn more? Call today and let’s get started! Our free security assessment will help you find gaps and offer proactive solutions! 

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