Cybersecurity is important. You get that. Especially now, when ransomware attacks have increased 70% during 2021. Many businesses should already have the essentials in place. But, successful businesses know that cybersecurity is not static. Business leaders need to review and enhance cybersecurity across the organization on a regular basis.

Here are six practices you can use to start the year off with a focus on cybersecurity.

Review your cybersecurity strategy
Hackers are continually evolving their attack strategies, you need to do the same with your defensive strategies. Work with your MSP or MSSP to evolve your cybersecurity program, look for gaps in your systems that put you at risk for attacks.

Security awareness training for everyone
Prepare your organization and employees for a cybersecurity attack by providing continuous cybersecurity training on a regular basis. This is a good time to remind everyone about best cybersecurity hygiene to protect your organization’s data.

Password review
Passwords can be a weak link in your organization’s cybersecurity. Use Identity Access Management or two-factor authentication to eliminate issues with weak and reused passwords.

System updates
Your IT team must keep up with all updates as soon as they come available. This is the benefit of working with an MSP who is responsible for managing, securing and updating your systems. Cybersecurity is very difficult for a business owner to do alone.

Run a risk assessment
Understanding your organization’s security state and identifying vulnerabilities are essential steps toward protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical data. ACE IT Solutions’ security assessment provides a comprehensive evaluation of an organization’s existing security policies, procedures, controls and mechanisms in relation to best practices and industry standards. Our security experts will identify risks and outline specific, actionable steps to improve the business’ overall security posture.

Develop (or update) an incident response plan
What is your business’ strategy to protect your data, your clients’ personal information and your company’s reputation? Waiting for your businesses to be hacked is not a plan. A cyber incident response plan outlines the procedure to be followed after the occurrence of a security breach and helps businesses to respond quickly and efficiently. Incident response plans aren’t set it an forget it. You must continually update them to meet the ever-changing cybersecurity and business landscape.

You can’t do cybersecurity alone. It takes a team — a team with cybersecurity skills and experience — to protect your business and your clients’ personal information from hackers.

There is no one-size fits all approach to cybersecurity. ACE IT Solutions can tailor a cybersecurity program matched to your specific risk profile. By partnering with ACE IT Solutions, organizations can thwart hackers attempts and respond quickly to minimize the costs of a breach. Our security minded clients with the right strategy in place will be better prepared and protected for any potential threats or hacks and for future cybercontrol initiatives they will be implementing.

Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646.558.5575 or info@aceits.net.

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