[This article was written by Dawn Castell.]
When it comes to securing your organization, you have to use the best techniques and methods to get that done. We keep hearing about hacks in facilities with the highest level of security. The hackers are getting more and more sophisticated and using new techniques to infiltrate the system. In order to make your system secure the very first thing you should do is gather knowledge about this. Knowledge of how your system can be hacked can help you think of new ways to prevent the network of your organization from being hacked. With proper knowledge, you can set up the best defense system for your organization. To keep your organization secure should be one of your top priorities. In this article, 5 ways of keeping your information secure within your business will be discussed. Following these points, you can better prepare for hackers and set up a better defense for your system.
Train your people to follow proper instructions to prevent hacking
Among the pillars of cybersecurity, we humans are the weakest link. The reason is we are predictable and we make mistakes. To keep data secure and not just digital, data that are there in paper and that are sensitive to your organization should be handled with proper care. In the case of outsiders or visitors take proper care that they do not see any documents that are sensitive to the organization. Also, make sure that when you are working your colleagues are not viewing information that is not meant for him. Also, secure your workstation by using a proper password that is strong and random to you. Also, keep changing passwords at regular intervals. Make sure that you put the files that are sensitive in locked cabinets. Following proper techniques to secure your workstation can present information leakage from inside.
Be aware while using the internet at your work or your home
If you are using the internet, while at the office or at home you have to do it carefully. There are various techniques that hackers use to get into your computer. Firstly, do not open an unknown email. There can be a malicious virus hidden in the email. It can get activated as soon as you open the email. Other common techniques hackers use is creating a phishing website. It is a copy of the exact website which is built for you so hackers can get your login credentials. To prevent this make sure you visited the original site and check the URL of the website before putting in your credentials.
Keeping your network secure
Use the latest firewalls and antivirus software to prevent any infiltration. If a hacker gets access to your system anyhow they would have access to the whole system. Hire a networking expert that can block the passage of a hacker to sensitive digital areas within your business so even if an intruder gets in he can’t get much information. The experts can add extra layers of security to most sensitive areas like admin panel, HR team information, Logistics team information, and others. Also, use secure pull printing when using a printer if the data is sensitive. This software will hold your print job until you are standing at the printer, so that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
Be aware of social engineering
This is a form of hacking where the hacker uses your personal information that he can get from your social media profiles to try to hack into your account by guessing the password. If you like putting out all the details of your life in social media like DOB, phone number, the place where you live, and other information then you can keep your accounts secure by not using anything relating to your personal life as password.
Destroying useless files properly
There are many files and information that can become useless to your organization. But they can be useful information for hackers. If they are on paper, shred them properly. If it’s any storage device properly drill the device to make sure it’s destroyed.