In the current technology age, every organization relies on a secure network to ensure efficient daily operations ranging from lead generation and sales to internal functions such as HR and accounting. That being said, if your network is infiltrated with malware, it isn’t just a problem for the IT department; it affects the entire organization and can cost them thousands of dollars. A recent entrepreneur.com article provides some suggestions on how to maintain a secure, malware-free network.
- Protect all your access points with strong, complex passwords. If you’re worried about forgetting them, check out our previous blog that provides an easy trick, or use a password manager such as LastPass.
- Ensure that all your software and systems are up to date. Cybercriminals are coming up with new ways to infiltrate systems and developing new viruses every day, so if you’re not constantly updating your systems and software, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable.
- Limit the amount of file sharing enabled devices and relegate all file sharing to one server. This allows for easy monitoring for unauthorized access and limits the number of targets for a breach.
- If your organization doesn’t already use private IP addresses, you should consider doing so. Having specifically assigned IP addresses for devices makes it easier to identify unauthorized network access by checking router logs.
While these suggestions are all great ways to prevent malware from infiltrating your organization, you should still constantly back up your data. That way, in the event of malware getting past all your defenses, you won’t lose everything in a breach, or be forced to pay in the event of a ransomware attack. If you have any questions or concerns about the security of your organization or how to stay malware-free, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 571-370-5777 or visit our cybersecurity division’s website at www.perusity.com.