773-635-5100    Let's Meet    Get SUPPORT

Shartega Systems Blog

Shartega Systems has been serving the Chicago area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Is Your Cybersecurity Prepared for 2018?

Is Your Cybersecurity Prepared for 2018?

2018 could potentially be a big year for your business. However, your business needs to be around long enough to see any positives that may come its way, which means you need to be prepared for the negatives. Here are five resolutions for you to make this year to help preserve your organization’s cybersecurity.

Check Endpoint Security
First things first, you want to be sure that your endpoints (that is, your employees’ devices and workstations) aren’t contributing to any vulnerabilities your network may have. Are your employees using their workplace devices responsibly? Do they each have access permissions that are appropriate for their work? Are some employees misusing their permissions?

Your business security starts with your end users and their behavior. Risky actions will only put the business at risk. You need to be sure that your employees understand what the misuse of their devices or their credentials could bring about. Furthermore, you need to make sure that your network has the minimum number of endpoints possible, and that any former employees have had their accounts revoked.

Apply Updates and Patches
In order for your systems to be properly protected, you should keep them as up-to-date as possible. This is because cybercriminals and malware developers are constantly trying to improve their products to overtake the protections their targeted victims have in place, just as software developers and security professionals are constantly trying to identify and resolve weak points in these defenses.

This is what updates and patches serve to do--they fix vulnerabilities that could otherwise severely affect your operations. Without them, your business is left exposed to potential threats. You need to make it a habit to regularly implement these crucial pieces of software so that your business is protected.

Keep it Positive
Admittedly, most of these resolutions have been about avoiding the bad, but why not embrace the good? Look ahead and consider the future. What attacks might be more likely to be leveraged against your business? What do you need to do to defend yourself? You want to put yourself in the best-case hypothetical scenario.

Now, how can you go about attaining that standard? By taking an honest look at what is needed to have a year free of cyber-attacks, you get a better idea of how this can be achieved, and what you need to do to get to that point. Then, it’s simply a matter of doing it.

Make Sure the Basics are Covered
As you put these resolutions into action, don’t forget about the simple security measures. Solid password requirements will always help keep threats out of your network and accounts, and they can always be bolstered by two-factor authentication.

While you’re putting these measures into place, you also need to make sure that your team is kept up to speed on these changes, and are taught how they work. Otherwise, they may resist these security changes and figure out workarounds.

How have you resolved to improve your business? Have you made progress? Let us know in the comments!

Tip of the Week: Mastering Page Orientation in Mic...
Identifying Personality Types will Help Your Netwo...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, 22 January 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Privacy Network Security Best Practices Software Technology Productivity Malware Hackers Business Computing Managed IT Services Cloud IT Support Disaster Recovery Outsourced IT Backup Business Continuity Google Internet Mobile Devices Windows 10 Microsoft IT Services Data Backup Managed IT Business Management Mobility Small Business Communications User Tips Data Recovery Ransomware Hosted Solutions Email Alert WIndows Saving Money Cybersecurity Save Money Smartphone Business Vulnerability Server VoIP Efficiency Law Enforcement Office 365 Mobile Device Management Hardware Android Innovation Social Media Health Phishing Cybercrime Microsoft Office Money Unsupported Software Cloud Computing Hosted Solution Firewall Chrome BDR Best Practice Information Technology Audit Apps Holiday Budget Gadgets Browser Miscellaneous Avoiding Downtime Virtualization Wireless Data Security Computer Politics Google Drive Managed Service Provider App Government Shortcut Collaboration Office tips Smartphones Quick Tips Facebook Two-factor Authentication BYOD Data Google Docs USB Data Storage The Internet of Things Cost Management Content Filtering Compliance Samsung Encryption OneNote Save Time Redundancy Social Risk Management iPhone Data Management Search Applications Cleaning Identity Theft Cortana Passwords Wireless Technology Saving Time Data Protection Marketing Work/Life Balance Operating System Computer Care Commerce HaaS Application Telephone Systems Data Breach Battery Personal Information SaaS End of Support User Error Spam WiFi Proactive IT Automobile Computers Mobile Device Avoid Downtime Conferencing Patch Management Updates Advertising Tablets Microsoft Excel Virtual Reality CrashOverride Document Management Screen Mirroring Gifts Upgrades Outlook Update Microsoft Word NFL File Sharing Internet of Things Employer-Employee Relationship Electronic Medical Records Users Cast Mobile Computing Consultant Excel Smart Technology HIPAA Humor Maintenance Word Training Meetings Storage Emergency Credit Cards Regulation Company Culture eWaste PDF Windows Ink Settings Sports FAQ Touchscreen Sync Productivity Wi-Fi Value Current Events iOS Google Maps Network Solid State Drive Lifestyle HBO Keyboard Communication Charger Adobe Office Experience Computer Fan Text Messaging VPN IT Support Legislation Hacker Education Password Wireless Charging Managed IT Services Phone System Dark Web Software as a Service Comparison Automation IT Management WannaCry Licensing Apple Black Market Artificial Intelligence Specifications Reputation IT Solutions Hacking Evernote Emails Mobile Hard Drives Shadow IT Nanotechnology Point of Sale Business Intelligence History Sales Networking Webinar Professional Services Router Data Loss Television Disaster Root Cause Analysis Managed IT Service Retail Unified Threat Management WIndows Server 2008 Antivirus Flexibility Workers IT solutions Internet Exlporer Travel Augmented Reality Tech Support Safety Scalability Windows 10s Hiring/Firing Competition Big Data Entertainment Hard Disk Drive Fun Upgrade Windows 10 Taxes Instant Messaging How To Supercomputer Presentation Video Games Device Security IT Budget Managing Stress Worker Commute Remote Computing 5G IBM Devices Scam Private Cloud Customer Relationship Management Recovery Spyware Benefits IP Address Website Legal Employer Employee Relationship Remote Monitoring Analytics Customer Service Music Mobile Office Domains Telephony Computer Accessories Books Transportation Public Speaking Workplace Tips Lithium-ion battery Vendor Management

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *