How to Prevent Cyber Attacks: Advice from Conscensia's Security Manager

24. juni 2024

In today’s digital age, cyber security is more critical than ever. At Conscensia, we understand the importance of protecting your data and systems.

Our dedicated Security Manager, Andriy, is constantly enhancing our security measures to stay ahead of potential threats.

Andriy Mikolyash, sikkerhedschef hos Conscensia, står med armene over kors og smiler selvsikkert.

Here are some essential tips from our expert to help you safeguard your business:

Regularly update software and systems

Keeping your software and systems updated is crucial. This ensures you have the latest security patches and fixes vulnerabilities that hackers might exploit.

Implement strong authentication methods

Encourage the use of strong, unique passwords and change them regularly. Using multi-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security, so it is a must-have.

Educate employees on cyber security awareness

Conduct regular training sessions to educate employees about phishing, social engineering, and other common cyber threats. Awareness can prevent many attacks before they happen. At Conscensia, education starts from the very first day of the newcomer. Each month, we provide new training sessions to keep our employees up-to-date on the latest threats and prevention strategies.

Additionally, we have our annual Cyber Security Awareness Day on October 31, celebrated across all our offices. During this event, we conduct comprehensive training, offer additional education, and create a fun and engaging environment with food and drinks to reinforce the importance of cybersecurity.

Regular security audits

Conducting regular security audits helps identify and address potential vulnerabilities. Our Security Manager recommends scheduling these audits annually.

At Conscensia we conduct annual security audits and penetration tests.

Use advanced security solutions

Implement advanced security solutions like Endpoint Detection Response (EDR), NG firewalls, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Antivirus and Antimalware Software, Endpoint Encryption, Data Loss Prevention, Network Segmentation, etc. These tools can detect and mitigate threats in real-time.

Backup data regularly

Regular backups ensure that your data can be restored in case of an attack. Make sure backups are stored securely and tested periodically.

Develop an incident response plan and other security policies

Having a well-defined incident response plan is essential. This plan should outline the steps to take in case of a security breach to minimize damage and recover quickly.

It is crucial to have basic security policies, including an Information Security Policy, Password Management Policy, Access Control Policy, Network Security Policy, Remote Access Policy, Bring Your Own Device Policy, Backup Policy, and Patch Management Policy.

At Conscensia, we strive to implement all these best practices diligently. Our Security Manager is always following the latest trends in cybersecurity to ensure we are using the most effective strategies. He notes:

Andriy Mikolyash, sikkerhedschef hos Conscensia, står med armene over kors og smiler selvsikkert.

“We have recently implemented password-less authentication methods across the entire organization, aligning with the current trend of enhancing security while improving user experience.

This method reduces the risks associated with traditional passwords, such as phishing and credential stuffing attacks. Additionally, we are exploring the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) into our cybersecurity framework.”

By following our tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of cyber attacks and protect your business’s valuable assets.

At Conscensia, we’re not just focused on developing high-quality software; we’re committed to ensuring your security is robust and up-to-date.

For more personalized advice and solutions, feel free to contact our security manager – Andriy.

Together, we can build a secure digital future.

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