We all know that cybercriminals are actively trying to breach our computers servers and steal our crucial information and business data. It is necessary to have a good network security infrastructure before investing in the business. Startups should also be alert in this regard since they’re the easiest prey.
Many cyber-security companies have flourished and grown into stable organizations. What, however, are the critical steps they have made to survive in the industry and progress toward success?
One of the most basic attacks is guessing a user’s password. It can be performed manually, using pre-defined lists, or automatically using the software. A strong password is 8-12 characters. It includes uppercase and lowercase letters, digits, and special symbols. Using the automated password generator included with many browsers allow your browser to save the password for you. The passwords they generate are incredibly secure and hard to guess.
Second, you should set up two-factor authentication for any services you use. In this manner, even if someone obtains your login and password, they cannot access your account unless they get access to the one-time code they give you.
You can give training to your users for phishing attacks. But this isn’t always a suitable solution; because no matter how well you train your team, someone will inevitably miss the memo to get phished. MFA is a defense if a server detects a login from some new device. It requires additional authentication, such as evidence of possession of that user’s mobile phone by texting a secret code to that user’s phone.
MFA effectively prevents phishing since it renders phishing the user’s standard password insufficient to gain access to their account.
Since malware is among the oldest threats, having existed since the early 1980s, anti-virus (AV) is one of the best-known security mitigations. The sole purpose of anti-virus software is to detect malware when you are just about to launch it and prevent execution if the application appears malicious.
As a general precaution, all firms should install any form of anti-virus software on all customer workstations.
Making regular backups of your data is an excellent approach to protect yourself if you are hacked. Ransomware is among the most profitable forms of cyberattacks. In this attack, a hacker gains access to your startup’s information, withholds it from you, and then demands a ransom to retrieve it.
Thus, this can severely destroy your company if you do not perform frequent backups. It is best to do regular backups of any critical information apart from your original copy.
You should be aware of whom you’re granting infrastructure access. As a startup, you can be giving out your key infrastructure access to almost anyone unnecessarily. For example freelancer, you appointed to create and maintain your website still has access to your computers.
The person you fired last week still has the username and password to breach transactions on your Accounting software, so be careful!
By following the above steps, you will undoubtedly secure your cyber-security startup.
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