Never Give In to Cybercriminals’ Demands
There is no doubt that not all organizations and small businesses have up-to-date cybersecurity systems or implemented Next Generation antivirus software. Furthermore, businesses are still being succumbed to cybercriminals and their demands. On top of paying for ransom/blackmail to cybercriminals, there also comes a fee for recovering lost and stolen data, and it does not come at a cheap price. Here are some actions you can take to help prevent the next attack.
Invest In a Next-Generation Antivirus
Next-Generation Antivirus solutions help prevent all types of attacks, known and unknown, by monitoring & securing devices both online or offline.
Next-Generation Antivirus solutions go beyond established file-based malware signatures by knowing how to combat unknown threats such as:
- Responding to previously unnoticed and new developing threats;
- Collecting and analyzing comprehensive endpoint data to determine causes; and
- Detecting and preventing fileless attacks, which are becoming more common.
Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Simply put, it never hurts to have an extra layer of defense! Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extremely effective security feature and does not cost extra to implement.
The majority of online platforms already implement multi-factor authentications to help secure your account. In most cases, multi-factor authentication is implemented whereby a user enters their username & passwords, followed by a six-digit code that is sent via SMS to their phone. However, SMS is the least safe way to enable MFA as SIM hijacking is a common threat. Techtone recommends using an authenticator app that generates a random code that expires every minute, or a physical form of MFA such as YubiKey.
If you or your business face a data breach, your information could end up circulating the Dark Web where it could get sold to other malicious actors and can possibly be used against you in the future.
Techtone is here to help. We provide Dark Web monitoring and IT solutions, working with our clients to find potential vulnerabilities in their systems to help patch them up before the next attack. Click here to contact us today!