Security Strategy

Cybercrime techniques are changing,  so why isn’t your security strategy?

If you do not have the proper defenses, a cyber-attack can lead to massive losses, damaging your company and its reputation. Here are Matthijssen’s top four security strategies that we recommend to help avoid and recover from all kinds of digital disasters:

Multifactor Authentication:

Passwords often aren’t enough to keep your information secure. Rather than simply relying on a password to provide access, multifactor authentication requires an additional layer of security to validate your access, so we can make sure it is really you before we grant you your valuable access. Adding a second method of validation adds more security, and makes it more difficult for any outsiders to try and log in, and prevents 99% of password-based cybercrime. Multifactor Authentication can take several forms depending on what’s right for your business:

  • A one-time passcode which comes from a pre arranged device that belongs to the owner of the username/password, like a registered cellphone.
  • A second-factor authentication that grants access from a second device that belongs to the owner of the username/password.
  • Biometric authentication that verifies a user's identity without a second device by using a piece of “who they are” such as their fingerprint, facial features, hand shape, iris structure, voice, or typing behavior.

Encrypted Offsite Backup:

Having some sort of backup occur daily is extremely important to protecting your business in the event of a disaster. Encrypted Offsite Backup is like an insurance policy for your data. Not only is there a backup of your company’s data, but it is also password protected and located elsewhere, unconnected to your usual network. In the event of a digital disaster like loss of data, you’ll always have a copy your hackers were unable to touch.

Phish Threat Testing & Training:

The ability to recognize if an email is legitimate or a threat has become more difficult as hackers & threat actors have gotten better at writing them. Most people believe they can recognize email attacks, but in their usual routine it is easy to be caught off guard. Phish Threat Training evaluates your employees to determine how likely they are to respond to phishing attempts, and provides your users with what to look for and good computer use habits.

Managed Threat Response:

The most significant security breaches are human led events. Small steps are taken before the organized attack, which can usually go unnoticed, such as gathering information, testing security systems, and planting malware. Managed Threat Response is a process that scans your system for anomalies on your network from a dedicated, offsite operations center keeping an eye on your system 24/7. Anything out of the ordinary is noticed and evaluated by IT security specialists, and an organized response is taken to remove pieces of a digital attack and to secure new vulnerabilities.

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