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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 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

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

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

Beware of the latest CyptoWall Ransomware scam

Important Virus Alert!! There is a new strain of the Crypto ransomware virus, like previous infections it is delivered via email. In this case the subject line says “Resume” with an attachment labeled “my_resume.zip “. This email bypasses most email scanning engines as well as virus protection programs. Should a user open the attachment, their PC… Continue Reading

Approximately 14 million records exposed in the largest theft of government data ever seen

According to recent estimates from investigators, as many as 14 million federal employees’ records may have been compromised in the Federal office of Personnel Management OPM, which manages background checks, pension payments and job training across myriad federal agencies. FBI investigators suspect China-based hackers in the attack. In response, the White House is pushing to get various government agencies… Continue Reading

Last Call for Microsoft Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server support is ending on July 14, 2015.  After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. Businesses… Continue Reading

SEC issues additional guidance on cyber security risk management

The SEC’s Division of Investment Management — which regulates investment companies and investment advisers — has recently issued additional cybersecurity guidance in the form of a Guidance Update based on its 2014 security sweep examinations. Though the alert is fairly broad and high-level, it provides more detail on what reasonable security measures are and it expressly… Continue Reading

ACE IT Solutions recognized as one of the World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

Penton Technology Names ACE IT Solutions to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition April 20, 2015, Saddle Brook, NJ – ACE IT Solutions has been recognized as one of the World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service… Continue Reading