Cybersecurity Best Practices For Business

Monday, December 5, 2022
Cybersecurity best practices by DNSnetworks

As a business owner, you probably think cybersecurity is a problem for other people. But the truth is that a single employee or visitor can compromise your business’s security to your company—and when it is, the consequences can be devastating. The best way to protect your business from these risks is to implement cybersecurity best practices across your organization and ensure all your employees are aware of them. Here are some of the most important best practices to start implementing today:

Cybersecurity Best Practices:

AUDIT EXISTING IT ECOSYSTEM

DNSnetworks will proactively and repeatedly perform audits of your networks, servers, infrastructure, operating systems, websites, apps and data. By having a better sense of your current configurations of your IT systems, that cyber attacks, threats and vulnerabilities can be identified and mitigated.

USE A RISK-BASED APPROACH TO CYBERSECURITY

Once the identified potential threats have been documented, we rate each one based on likelihood and impact. This will help which risks to deal with first. prioritize Once DNSnetworks has identified and documented cyber threats, we then prioritize them to see which threats need to be dealt with first.

LOWER YOUR RISK APPETITE

With DNSnetworks, our AI cybersecurity modern detection techniques help us identify and report on threats.

IMPLEMENT ROBUST IDENTITY & ACCESS MANAGEMENT

Ensure the right people and things have the right access to the right resources and data at the right time. Take cybersecurity seriously and leverage modern tools such as biometrics, multi-factor authentication, single sign on and other advanced security controls to ensure only those authorized and authenticated can access the resources they need.

EMPLOY VULNERABILITY SCANNING

Use automation to detect, analyze and report potential flaws, vulnerabilities and weaknesses within you network, endpoint devices, apps and websites. Vulnerability scanning helps you identify possible exploits and mitigate them before they even occur.

EMPLOYEE AWARENESS TRAINING ON SECURITY PRACTICES

Your employees are your biggest asset for your company. However, they’re often not fully aware of all of the cybersecurity risks they may pose to your business. Ensure that your employees are trained or educated about cybersecurity threats such as social engineering, phishing, malware and more. Give them the tools, resources and support they need when they identify potential cyber risks to your business.

TAKE ACCOUNT OF CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORKS

Cybersecurity is a tricky area to navigate with a clear framework or methodology which will help you guide and tackle vulnerabilities and exploits as they get mitigated. Thankfully, there are numerous frameworks, best practices and regulations available to all to help guide you through how to manage the threats within your Cyberworld. These include the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO27001/27002, CIS Critical Security Controls, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS and more.

Need help applying cybersecurity best practices to your business?

We can help with that.

Our team of experts is here to guide you through the process of auditing your existing IT ecosystem and implementing a cybersecurity plan that will lower your risk appetite. We’ll make sure you’re taking account of best practices in cyberspace, so you can rest easy knowing that your business is protected from the newest threats out there. And we’ll even help get employees up to speed with the latest security practices so they know exactly what they need to do to keep their information safe!

Check out our website for more info—or just give us a call to learn more about how our Ottawa Cybersecurity Services can safeguard your business!