7 Tips for More Modern Cybersecurity

Investing your time and money into increasing your company’s cybersecurity is one of the most important decisions that you can make. As the threat of cyber heists continues to escalate each year, the more vulnerable your company becomes to such attacks. This truth is not reserved exclusively for banks with high amounts of currency at stake – it is happening to all kinds of companies.

Cybersecurity is more important today than it ever has been in the past. Here are our 7 tips for making your cybersecurity standards more modern and vital:

Know Your Vulnerabilities. An element of recognizing your vulnerability to cyber heists is recognizing the value of your own company. These villains are not simply targeting banks, millionaires, and highly-profitable international companies. Even the smallest local company has virtual assets of great value that hackers would love to get their hands on. Once you recognize that you have something at stake, start looking for your vulnerable spots where your cybersecurity could be taken advantage of.

Back Everything Up. Always back everything up! This fundamental piece of technological advice remains as true as it always has. Consider both physical and digital back-ups, so you have something totally in your control and something stored in the Cloud that is not tied directly to your network and physical location.

Perform Random Tests. The best method of verifying that your cybersecurity policies are working is to perform random tests of its effectiveness yourself. If you have policies in place – related to passwords or employees remotely accessing your infrastructure – just check in at random points to see if they are working. If you have programmed protections in place, try to run tests to see if someone could bypass them.

Protect Against Viruses. Make sure you have invested in effective forms of anti-virus and anti-malware protection on your systems. This is good advice for everyone, but especially for businesses.

Improve Your Passwords. Work to diversify the passwords that you and your employees use. You should make sure that they are not using the same passwords for more than one service. Install a policy that passwords should be changed for all accounts every thirty to ninety days. We recommend utilizing strong random passwords rather than ones tied to sensitive personal information.

Train Your Employees. You will always be vulnerable to cyber heists if anyone in your company is not on the same page as everyone else. Make sure to properly train your employees on any company cybersecurity policies and regularly check to ensure they are following them.

Ask For Help! The best way to protect against external threats is to consult external help. For any help with cyber heists or corruption, contact the Stolen Asset Recovery Network today. We offer swift action on a global scale to combat cyber crimes and corruption.

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STARNet, which is short for Stolen Asset Recovery Network, is a global alliance of independent law firms created to provide financial institutions and governments with multi-disciplinary services across countries and jurisdictions for locating, freezing, and ultimately recovering stolen assets related to cyber heists, fraud or corruption.

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