Employees are constantly on the go and using a company or personal device to access company information and accounts from a multitude of locations and various networks. The wall off and fortify approach to cybersecurity is no longer effective. IT professionals need to protect your company's data in any space and from any device. This is where endpoint management comes... Read More
- Written by Quarterhorse Admin
- Published: 05 Oct 2020
If you have ever gotten a loose thread on a sweater, you know the slightest tug can cause rows of knighting to unravel. Well, envision your company's cybersecurity as the sweater, and your employees as the loose threads. Without proper training and software to aid them, an employee can unknowingly share your company's information, download malware, or expose your system to a virus.
95% of data breaches are due to human error. Cybersecurity training for employees is understood to significantly reduce a company's risk of cyberattack or data breach; however, training can only go so far. In most instances, your employees are exposing you unknowingly. Our preferred security software, SonicWall, is powerful enough to ensure your company is protected from the inside out. Here are some things your security solution should protect your employees from:
1. Inadvertent Browsing
Cybercriminals will often acquire nearly identical to popular sites in hopes that someone makes a typo, lands on their malicious site, and accidentally downloads their planted malware (either knowingly or unknowingly). For example, someone might buy Adobee.com and encourage you to download malicious software that looks like Adobe Flashplayer. SonicWall can recognize that your employee has gone to an unsafe site and stop Malware downloads before they happen.
2. Compromised Passwords
Often passwords can become compromised. Employees write them down, share them with co-workers, send them through unprotected communication streams, or use them on an unsecured network. This is why it is best practice to change passwords regularly. SonicWall encourages all users to set up Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to combat the use of compromised passwords.
3. Phishing Emails
Cybercriminals will send emails to your employees, encouraging them to click malicious attachments or site links. They know that your employees are the loose threads, and they make it easy for them to tug away. SonicWall can safeguard your employees from this by testing the links and attachments automatically and warning your employees before they engage with it if it is bad.
4. Avoided Software updates
It is essential for your employees to update their device and accompanying software regularly. Often software updates include fixes to potential security loopholes. If uninstalled, the device has a now common-knowledge weakness that can be easily exploited. Your IT team or provider can be alerted to any patches or updates that need to be installed on your employee's devices with SonicWall. If your employees don’t update their devices and are at risk, we can stop that threat from exposing your network by limiting or denying their network access.
Your company's information is priceless, and a data breach can have some real effects on it. According to IBM's data, the average total cost of a data breach is around 4 million dollars. With an impact that large, it is shocking that only 29% of businesses have a cybersecurity expert on their IT team. We can be your cybersecurity expert and help you implement and configure the necessary software to tie off loose threads before they cause irreparable damage. You can book a consultation call with us today .