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The Top 5 Cybersecurity Solutions Every Business MUST Have:
The days of relying on a firewall and antivirus to protect your small business are over. Cybercriminals are way more sophisticated and unless you implement the top 5 recommendations below, you and your small business are easy targets.
1) Strong, Complex Passwords
If you are still using a pet name, "Password123", or even a somewhat complex password like "P@ssw0rd", you are a sitting duck. We recommend a sentence you can easily remember, but has complexity, like "y0Uc@N’tHaCKm3ScUMb@G!!" (This is a joke but a VERY good password.)
2) Monitored & Tested Backup
We assisted a company recently that had an IT company “managing” their backup. Ransomware held their data hostage for 2 weeks because their backup hadn’t run in 2 years and was never tested. Backups must be tested at least quarterly and a report that the backup was run and was successful should be sent to you daily.
3) Antivirus with Ransomware Protection
Bottom line, the worst infection you can and will encounter is ransomware. FACT: Most antivirus software doesn’t
have this protection built-in. Check out this example of what a ransomware hijack looks like:
4) Cybersecurity Staff Training
Doesn’t sound all that important right? WRONG! The weakest link in your small business are humans; mainly your employees. And not everyone has the same tech-savviness. You can have all the protections in the world but if you have a lunatic in the next office opening every email possible, visiting insane sites, you get the jist…. You will get hacked. Train your staff.
5) Email Security with Anti-Phishing
The #1 way small businesses get compromised? Via email! Spear-Phishing emails are so tough to spot and many times you will receive emails directly from contacts that have been compromised.
These are just the Top 5 and provide about 80% protection against cybersecurity threats.
If your business is not secure according to the list above or need a second opinion on your unique IT setup, contact us or give us a call at (860) 785-6233.
Encompass IT Solutions has professional Cybersecurity Analysts on staff, along with certified technicians to help with every IT problem you may encounter.
For a Rapid IT Assessment, call at (860) 785-6233.
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Cybersecurity & Outsourced IT Services for Businesses in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
As reliance on complex computer systems grows, many small and medium-sized businesses find their technology resources are limited and can become quickly overwhelmed. With over 30 years of experience, our team of technology experts is uniquely equipped to provide exceptional IT consultation, guaranteed 1-hour or less emergency response times, enhanced cybersecurity measures, and day-to-day IT help desk technical support. Encompass IT Solutions solves your business technology problems so that you can concentrate on what you do best.