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.
Cloud Storage: Locally Backup Data (NAS)
CRM Data & Email Data: Back Up Data in the Cloud
Enable Multi-Factor Authentication on Critical Operating Systems:
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.
Run Monthly Phishing Tests on Employees: CyberRiskAware
Send Violations Reports to Management
Stop Incoming Phishing Threats: Security Gateway Providers
Stop Outgoing Phishing Threats: Set Up DMARC
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)