How to Consolidate Small Business From Cyber Threat?

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Doing business online has always been perceived as being risky. In the last few years this risk has increased many folds. The risk permeates not just through websites but also through email as well as the policies created by companies to keep data safe. Large companies are recently becoming more adept at recognizing this threat and securing their digital presence through firewalls and other security systems.

Cyber Threat landscape and how to protect your Business?

Website Protection

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate: Installing an SSL certificate ensures that data sent from your customers browsers is being encrypted and then sent to your server and vice versa. This ensures that information’s such as contact details, passwords, etc. are not compromised while they are being sent to your server and vice versa. When a site is secured by an SSL certificate it starts displaying a lock icon besides its URL in the web browser to confirm the presence of an SSL certificate. This adds immense trust for your customers and rings in more sales for your e-commerce business. Even search engines have started indicating which sites are secure on their search results page itself, giving a boost to your earnings. Web Werks has tied up with GlobalSign and offers their complete range of SSL certificates to its customers.

Firewall: A firewall allows you to protect your server/site from attacks. It acts like a layer of protection checking each bit of information that your server/site receives or sends and based on rules that you have configured in the firewall takes action when it finds suspicious activity. Web Werks provides managed Cisco Firewall solutions to keep data on your VPS, Dedicated server, Colocated server safe.

Email Protection

Once you have installed an SSL certificate on your server, webmail access to your emails are secured. However, accessing emails through POP/IMAP would still remain a security risk until you enable SSL/TLS setting in your email client like Outlook, Thunder-Bird. This ensures messages transmitted between the server and your customers desktop is end-to-end secured.

Disaster Recovery from Cyber Incidents

You need to have a good disaster recovery policy for your server data to ensure your business is able to tide over the eventuality of data loss due to a virus, malware, hack. Web Werks provides offsite Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) across single and multiple data center locations.

Best Practices

Apart from using the tools that will keep your business away from cyber threats, there are a few practices that as an organization you need to inculcate.

Strong Passwords: This simple advice is a major cause of concern in most organizations. Employees tend to create easy to remember passwords that are relatively easy to guess and/or use the same password in multiple places. These practices are a security scare for all organizations. Special care related to passwords should be taken in case of FTP accounts, Email accounts, website login information.

Install a good Anti-virus software: You should invest in a good anti-virus software for your Server as well as for all employees (computers) working in your organization. You should automate the updating of the virus signature database in the software and schedule scanning for virus on all computers to restrict spread of virus, malware and trojans in your computers and thwart theft.

Store Passwords securely: Restrict access to the passwords to a select number of employees to avoid unauthorized employees getting access to critical information.