Tips For Addressing Common Cybersecurity Issues

16 December 2019
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Protecting your company's digital existence is important. You need to be able to keep your company data as well as your client information secure from potential digital intruders. The better prepared you are, the easier it is for you to ensure your network integrity. If you're preparing a cybersecurity plan, there are some things that you should pay attention to. Here are a few key things that you need to address.

Abandoned Platforms

Whether it's a beta system that you've abandoned because it didn't prove as functional as it should have or it's a legacy platform that you've since replaced, you need to ensure that any security plan you establish incorporates and secures the abandoned platforms that exist on your servers. As an alternative, you can remove any legacy platforms or abandoned systems from your company's servers so that there's no security vulnerability at all.

Overlooked Patches And Upgrades

Most every type of firmware, software, and other platforms all have periodic security patches and code upgrades that help to secure the platforms. Whether it's a patch that's designed to lock down a security hole or an upgrade that adds greater security features, make sure that your cybersecurity plan has standards in place to ensure that your platforms stay updated at all times, with the latest patches and upgrades installed as soon as they are released. This helps to better manage any security vulnerabilities in the system.

Login Security

Your company's network includes login credentials for all sorts of things far beyond the expected user workstations and such. Your network hardware, including your modems and routers, all have user credentials as well. Unfortunately, misguided or inadequately trained tech employees can inadvertently leave these devices with the default login information as programmed from the manufacturer. This leaves those devices vulnerable to intrusion if someone gains access to your network. Make sure that your cybersecurity plan includes requirements to change all of the system passwords on a regular basis.

Setting strong password guidelines is a key part of this policy. Make sure that passwords are complex, difficult to guess, and changed frequently so that you don't have any potential security vulnerability from hacked passwords. You could even set your network to require auto-generated passwords for all of your apps, hardware, and user accounts. The better prepared you are, the more secure your company's network and server infrastructure will be.

Reach out to a cybersecurity consulting service near you for more information.