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13 March 2024

Cybercrime Is Thriving: 5 Tips For Staying Safe In 2024

Cybercrime Is Thriving 5 Tips For Staying Safe In 2024

Cyber security is necessary for businesses of all sizes, regardless of sector. No organisation is too big to fail, and no business is too small to be a target.


The threat of cybercrime has reached an all-time high. According to the recent UK Government Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2023, as many as 59% of medium-sized businesses have suffered cyber-attacks or breaches over the past 12 months. However, the increasing frequency of attacks is only one part of the problem as attacks become more sophisticated and successful.


This article discusses five measures to enhance your organisation's security posture and reduce your attack surface, minimising the threat of successful cyber attacks.


1. Email Security & Monitoring


Over 7 billion users globally send and receive 347.2 billion emails each day. Email security and monitoring automatically monitor your email traffic to detect and mitigate phishing attacks, malware, and spam, safeguarding your users from malicious content.


2. Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)


According to a recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2019, 70% of security breaches originate at the endpoint (servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices and IoT devices). EDR provides real-time visibility into endpoint activities, allowing your organisation to detect advanced and evasive threats that traditional antivirus solutions may miss. You can then respond swiftly and effectively to contain security incidents and mitigate the damage.


3. Multifactor Authentication (MFA)


MFA is an authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors when accessing a resource, such as an application or online account, adding additional layers of protection to the sign-in process. MFA is the core of a strong identity and access management (IAM) policy. Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber-attack.


4. Cyber Security Training


Your employees are your first line of defence when it comes to many cyber attacks, and there is an undeniable link between basic cyber security knowledge and the mitigation of breaches. Therefore, your end users must engage in regular training to keep abreast of the ever-evolving threat landscape.


5. Managed Cyber Security Services


Partnering with a Managed Services Provider gives you access to a team of experienced cybersecurity professionals specialising in various security areas. They can continuously monitor your networks, systems, and applications to quickly identify security incidents, respond promptly to threats, and minimise the impact of potential breaches.

Cybersecurity should be a top priority in our increasingly digital world. Whilst not an exhaustive list, these five measures will help you increase your organisation's security posture and minimise your attack surface. Remember, a proactive approach to cybersecurity is the best defence against the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.


To discuss your Cyber security requirements and how Nviron can help you defend against attacks, please Click Here to speak to one of our specialists. Alternatively, existing customers can contact their designated Account Manager. 

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