Is Your Organization Safe From Cybercrime in 2022?

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Written by: Jay H.

Many people were glad to say goodbye to 2021. However, with the new year comes new cybersecurity challenges against organizations. Indeed, ransomware hit over one-third (37 percent) of businesses in 2021, and security experts project it to only get worse this year. Does your company have a solid cybersecurity strategy, or is it vulnerable to cybercrime? Here are some security tips your firm needs to have in place immediately for 2022.

Nurture A Corporate Cybersecurity Culture

Your employees are your greatest assets; unfortunately, they’re also your greatest threats. Every year, negligent employees enable disastrous cyberattacks by falling for phishing attacks or other malicious campaigns. Employees need thorough and routine training on cybersecurity awareness topics so they can recognize and avoid falling victim to cyber threats. Some topics that employees need to know include malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, password security, and safe internet habits.

Attackers are highly sophisticated, and even seasoned computer users often struggle to differentiate between malicious and legitimate emails, files, and pages. So, it’s vital that every employee in your organization receives ample cybersecurity awareness training to prevent devastating attacks.

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Protect Remote Employees

Securing your devices and employees in the office is a task on its own, but if you have a remote team, they are especially vulnerable to cybercrime. Your employees should always connect to your corporate network using a VPN so attackers cannot intercept their traffic. All employees should also have all standard security protocols in place, including firewalls, antiviruses, strong passwords, multi-factor authentication, and more.

Partner With A Managed IT Service Provider

Many small-medium business owners do not think they will be targets of cyberattacks. They do not invest in cybersecurity, but the unfortunate reality is that any business can fall victim. A managed IT service provider (MSP) such as Design2Web IT can be one of your organization’s greatest assets in the fight against cybercrime.

MSPs can analyze your firm’s IT infrastructure and identify and remediate any weak points. Their proactive approach to handling your business’ cybersecurity often means the difference between recovering from a cyberattack or shutting your doors for good.

MSPs ensure all business endpoints, servers, and mobile devices are secure from viruses, malware, ransomware, and hackers. In the event of a cyberattack, MSPs keep regular backups of your invaluable business data to restore operations quickly.

Not only do MSPs protect your business from major threats, but they can also assist with everyday computer problems. Remote IT support enables them to quickly and efficiently resolve many of your technical issues without even leaving the office!

Every organization needs an expert IT team defending it from cyberattacks in today’s digital era. MSPs are one of the best and most cost-effective ways for firms to protect themselves. If you’re interested in hiring a managed IT service provider, please contact us today, and we would be happy to address any questions or concerns.

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