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Secure Your Business: 5 Easy Steps



Directions: Management should ask their IT department to review the minimum security standards highlighted below and report back on any security vulnerabilities that could be implemented across the entire organization.

1. Secure Ransomware Threat

Ransomware’s biggest threat to your organization is destroying essential data to operate. Back up, encrypt, and secure logins. 

2. Secure Your Employees

Control your employee security standards on the corporate level. 

  • Set Up a Corporate Password Manager: LastPass
    • Require Generated Security Passwords
    • Ensure Employees have a “Strong” Security Score
    • Do Not Allow Passwords to be Save in Web Browser 
  • Automatically Block Malicious Websites: Require DNS Blocker
  • Require Ad Blockers on Web Browsers: Adblock
  • Implement Mandatory Software Updates
    • Anti-Virus, Microsoft Office, Computer, and Phone Software

3. Secure Phishing Threat

Purposely phish employees, set up a security gateway, and stop hackers from impersonating your emails

4. Secure Company Website

Identify & correct security faults on your website.

  • Add SSL/TLS Encryption: ImmuniWeb
  • CMS Vulnerabilities & Website Compliance: ImmuniWeb
    • Update CMS Plugins
    • Update Web Server Software & HTTP Headers
    • Ensure Regulatory Compliance (GDPR, PCI)

5. Secure Software Vulnerabilities

Secure bank access & require transfer security protocols.

  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication for Bank Login
    • Use a Bank Tokenized Keyfob (highest level of security)
  • On New Transfers, Require Call Back Procedure Prior to Transfer
  • Require a 2nd Internal Signature on Transfers Over a Certain Minimum Dollar Threshold (E.G. – $10,000.00)

Updated 11/16/2020: Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication