Cybersecurity in 2020: The basic rules still matter!

The ongoing 2020 pandemic has caused massive economic disruption. As many economies limp back to normalcy, businesses have a tough road ahead. While some have downsized operations, others are dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic, like ensuring social distancing norms at workplace and allowing more employees to work from home. In this post, we are sharing some basic rules for cybersecurity that will come in handy to address security concerns in 2020. 

Get help with cybersecurity

If your company is unaware of reactive and proactive cybersecurity and how to take the right steps, there are services that can help. The best cybersecurity services make it easy for companies to have a clear policy, list of dos and don’ts, and implement the rules. You can also seek help with cybersecurity training, which is the next point on this list. 

Create awareness programs

Your business needs cybersecurity awareness training programs and workshops for employees, and this is not a onetime thing. Keep in mind that hackers are constantly using means and social engineering techniques for attacking businesses, and you want your teams, especially people handling IT & network resources, to be aware of these threats. You can also create cybersecurity programs for new employee onboarding. 

Focus on extra protection

While creating strong passwords, changing default details, and updating firmware and software programs to latest versions do matter, you can also consider taking a few extra measures – 

  1. Use multifactor authentication where needed. An extra security question, or something like a onetime password, can take security to the next level. 
  2. Focus on privilege users. These are people who have access & rights to critical resources and network assets, and they need to be in check. Ensure that their rights are edited, updated, and modified in real time. 
  3. Use antimalware software. Trojan and ransomware attacks on businesses have increased manifold in the last couple of year, and you can use spam filters and antimalware software to prevent or detect such malware. 

Finally, ensure that your company has a clear cybersecurity policy in place. If employees are using personal devices for work, create BYOD policies, and if they are working from home, they must know the basic dos and don’ts. Before things go back to normal, it would be a considerable amount of time, and you would want to beat hackers by approaching cybersecurity in a proactive and aggressive manner. Contrary to what many business owners believe, this doesn’t have to be expensive.