Simple tips to improve your cyber security posture
Cyber security essentials
Don’t forget the basics of good IT security practice! They translate into a solid baseline for a good cyber security posture:
- Use commercial antivirus, consistent across all devices
- Have a backup strategy that is monitored and tested regularly
- Enforce strong passwords and two-factor authentication systems
- Perform regular system patching
These four very basic tasks go a long way to help protect the IT network as a whole and are part of the Essential Eight from the Australian Signals Directorate.
Cyber security mindset
Adoption of good cyber security practices and behaviours MUST come from the top down – it needs to be part of the company culture. If there is a mentality that, “the hackers won’t target us as we’re not big enough”, then that’s exactly what makes you more vulnerable and what the criminals are looking for – your business is an easy target for them, so they’ll be more likely to target your company.
A great starting point to encourage a strong cyber security mindset is a set of cyber security policy documents, including a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan, which all work together to describe what you and your IT service provider are undertaking to prevent cyber security incidents, and what to do when (not if) a cyber incident occurs. Share these with your team so they know that you’re serious about it, and they should be too.
To increase awareness and help change people’s mindsets, we’re currently running virtual cyber workshops designed for busy managers and business owners to help increase your cyber security understanding and identify opportunities for improvement within your organisation. These are a must for businesses of all sizes in Perth and throughout the country, and you’ll even walk away with a cyber security action plan. Reserve your place now.
Cyber security awareness
Unfortunately, your staff are the weakest link in the chain for cyber security. People get busy, stressed, and short on time, and they mistakenly click on links in emails or enter logins on fake websites.
Awareness and education helps to build a proactive cyber security culture that protects your Perth business like no piece of technology possibly can, and provides the biggest bang for your buck within your cyber strategy.
Find out more about our cyber security awareness and training solutions.
Cyber security technology
Although the bad guys are pretty smart, the technology that the good guys have at their disposal is now powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, with devices across a network working together to form a web of synchronised security. The days of a simple antivirus are long over!
You need protection on your computers, servers, cloud services, and the type of smarts that products like Sophos XG routers, Sophos Intercept-X, and Sophos Managed Threat Response provide.
activIT systems is an accredited Sophos Synchronized Security partner; one of only two MSPs in both Perth and Tasmania to achieve this status.
We connect the pieces of the puzzle so that you’re safer, smarter, and can get on with business.