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8 Tips for Improving Your Business’ Security Posture

Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, but it must be given the proper attention. Security is no longer an optional service. It should be woven into every aspect of a business’ technology infrastructure and it requires attention on every level — from employees to c-level executives.

Implement these simple strategies to help protect your business from damaging security breaches.

  1. Promote a security aware culture 
    All employees, everyone with access to your technology, should be thinking about cybersecurity. Management should advocate for a cyber security culture that ranges across the entire organization.
  2. Keep technology up-to-date
    Hackers will exploit weaknesses wherever they can find them. It is crucial to stay on top of software and operating system updates.
  3. Backup, backup, backup
    Current (and regularly tested!) backups will save your business in the event of a ransomware attack. This is a business’ secret to recovering from a cyber attack.
  4. Limit admin access
    Employees should only have access to data and technology on an as-needed basis. Limit administrative access on employee devices and the applications your business uses.
  5. Use a modern firewall
    A firewall is usually your first line of defense from hackers. Next gen firewalls deeply inspect traffic for unusual behavior, malware, and can protect your users through content filtering.
  6. Use anti-virus, anti-malware solutions
    Modern anti-virus and anti-malware solutions help to protect your business against the latest viruses by using analytical and monitoring tools to identify suspicious network activity before it can harm your network. Use managed firewall solutions for the most reliable protection.
  7. Stay on top of emerging threats
    Knowing your enemy requires learning as much as you can about the new types of cybersecurity threats as they emerge. Threat intelligence is a key component to a holistic cybersecurity program.
  8. Passwords, passwords, password
    Password protect all mobile devices as well as Wi-Fi networks. Use strong passwords that can’t be easily guessed by hackers. Require password changes on a regular basis — every 90 days at the most.

Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework

Check out our Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework for more details on developing a robust cyber risk management program.

Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646.558.6358 to find cybersecurity gaps and vulnerabilities in your organization. We have all the tools you need to properly protect your business, and data, from hackers who want to steal your data.

 

ACE IT Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services

New York, NY,  February 15, 2017 – ACE IT Solutions announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ACE IT Solutions to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed IT… Continue Reading

ACE IT Solutions Nominated for Five Hedge Fund Technology Awards

ACE IT Solutions has been nominated as a finalist for five HFMWeek 2017 US Hedge Fund Technology Awards, including: Best infrastructure provider (read more) Best IT consultancy service (read more) Best IT service for small and start-up firms (read more) Best security solution (read more) Best overall technology firm – client service​ (read more) The 2017 US… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Breakfast Briefing: How to Beat Ransomware

Stop Hackers Before they Have a Chance to Throw the First Punch Join ACE IT Solutions and Sophos for breakfast while you learn how to beat today’s biggest security threat – Ransomware REGISTER HERE When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ** Breakfast will be served Where: 250 Pehle Road, Plaza One Conference… Continue Reading

Closing the Security Skills Gap

The low availability of professionals with specialized cyber skills is one of the biggest issues facing organizations looking to defend their core business systems against cyber attacks. Cyberattacks continue to outpace the pool of talented defenders as cyberattacks are growing in frequency and sophistication. The sufficiently-skilled cyber professionals cannot keep up — there just aren’t… Continue Reading

SEC Announces Examination Priorities for 2016

On January 11, 2016, the staff of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its annual announcement on examination priorities for the coming calendar year. While the announcement contains broad and general descriptions of areas in which the staff intends to focus, there are several key points to… Continue Reading

ACE IT Solutions Nominated For 4 Prestigious 2016 HFMWeek Technology Awards

ACE IT Solutions is proud to announce that we have been nominated for several prestigious HFMWeek US Technology awards, rewarding excellence in hedge fund technology: Best Infrastructure Provider Best IT Consultancy Service Best IT Service for Small and Start-up Firms Best Security Solution The HFMWee​k 2016 US Technology Awards recognize and reward hedge fund technology providers as well… Continue Reading

Is it Time for an Active Directory Audit?

Today’s organizations need to govern and enforce user access across multiple channels, including mobile, social and cloud. At the same time, they must address business needs such as role management, compliance and audit reporting and integration of various user populations. Identity and access management solutions (IMAC) help strengthen compliance and reduce risk by protecting and… Continue Reading

The Top Four Cybercrime Trends of 2015

Security incidents have been on the rise for the past few years, and most experts in cyber security believe the trend will only continue to intensify. This list does not focus on the high-profile, headline-grabbing attacks we all know about but the everyday struggle of organizations everywhere, in every industry, to protect their data in a… Continue Reading

Questions to Ask Your Managed Services Provider About Cybersecurity

Can you trust your Managed Services Provider with your organization’s cybersecurity? Some businesses are lagging in cybersecurity protection because they cannot find a security professional with up-to-date security skills. The ever-changing nature of the cybersecurity threat landscape makes securing business’ infrastructures a struggle for CIOs. Often, cybersecurity measures are left to the managed services provider to… Continue Reading