If you only learned one thing in 2017, we hope it’s that cybersecurity should be the number one concern for everyone. Whether you’re a private citizen or a business owner, the threat of becoming the victim of cybercrime is very real. But if 2017 made us aware of our online vulnerabilities, 2018 is going to be the year to take aggressive steps towards cybersecurity.
The first step to defeating cybercriminals is to understand what makes you vulnerable. The number one vulnerability is an insufficient password. In this day and age we all need to accept that using the name of your first pet as the password for all of your online accounts is not enough. If there is a silver lining to all the major companies that got breached last year, it’s that most people started asking questions about security. And companies will likely take more aggressive steps to increasing cybersecurity ensuring that this type of breach won’t happen again.
Mandatory multi-factor identification
One trend in cybersecurity that we expect to see this year is mandatory multi-factor identification. Multi-factor identification is like adding a few more locks to your front and back door, but in this case they’re cyber locks. Even if some insisted on continuing to use their birthday as a password, you would have to get through several more cyber locks.
Simple password generators, like LastPass, are accessible, user-friendly, and will be a staple for anyone using the internet. Password generator programs, extensions, and apps are making it simple to generate a random password, keeping each new password, so you don’t have to remember them. All you have to do is remember one hard to remember master-password.
Security checking your network
If you run a business and you have vendors, partners, and their extended network. It’s like a tug of war. You may be big and strong, but if the rest of your team are weak, you become weak by association. When it comes to cybersecurity, do your research, protect yourself, and trust no one!
Cybersecurity for Denver businesses
One Point Sync can help you come up with the right cybersecurity measures to protect your business against cybercrime. Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to businesses worldwide. Our IT experts can get you the right protection. Contact us today for a quote on firewalls and anti-malware, data backup services, and software updates.