Cybersecurity is basically a 2 stage process, listed below.
- The first stage is adopting cybersecurity techniques that help in reducing the risk of malware and phishing threats
- The second stage is the damage-control stage. It comes when a company is under attack.
Both the stages are equally essential, thus, you must allocate enough funds to prepare a strong response team that can effectively handle incidents of a security breach.
What Are The Best Techniques To Prevent A Security Breach?
The essential tricks that are mandatory when it comes to securing IoT devices from hackers are listed below.
- Ensure that every single device/system connected to the web has a strong and unique password. You can read articles and blogs by cyber experts like Chuck Davis from Hikvision to learn how to make such passwords. Increase the system further by using a firewall and an antivirus.
- Use network testing tools that can eliminate bugs from the software. Frequent scanning reduces malware threat to a large extent. Also, develop healthy cyber habits like installing software updates, enabling browser plugin, and deleting obsolete software.
- Run bug bounty programs to find ethical hackers to run advanced scans on software codes. These hackers come from the safe zones of the web and they report vulnerabilities to the manufacturers instead of exploiting them to extort money or steal user information.
- Use advanced authentication techniques like MFA so that the user has to clear many advanced security levels to gain access to the system.
- Arrange cybersecurity seminars for your employees where they can learn about the different ways in which they can detect suspicious emails.
What Are The Best Techniques For Damage Control After Malware Attack?
Facing malware threats despite adopting multiple security techniques is though rare, yet possible. If your company suffers the same fate, you should be ready to deal with it.
- Your response team should be able to swiftly recognize that hackers have slipped malware in a network.
- The security team should then be able to alert employees quickly so that they can disengage from performing any online activity.
- The team should simultaneously be able to locate which system from which network has been hacked. It helps in halting the malware spread to any other independent network.
If the response team isn’t alert and swift, it is basically incapacitated. Then the company is most likely to experience the threats of ransomware and compromised user information.