6 Ways to Safeguard your IT Infrastructure
This week the White House warned US companies to step up their security in preparation for a potential Russian cyber-attack. On Monday, March 21, 2022, President Biden released a statement about what he described as the “evolving” threat, along with a list of suggested security actions for companies to take. Visualutions has heeded these warnings from the White House and is calling on all customers to follow suit.
The most important and easiest way to safeguard your environment is to ensure that all systems are patched and maintained. This includes having antivirus software installed, regularly updated, and monitored.
Visualutions carries a cyber security insurance policy, and we strongly advise all customers to do the same. These policies are increasingly difficult to obtain and require a comprehensive assessment of your operating environment.
The overwhelming majority of breaches occur because of social engineering and compromised user accounts. During this time of uncertainty, employees should be reminded to be cautious when clicking links in email and do their best to validate the identities of anyone they are talking with over the phone. Visualutions will never ask for username and password information unprompted
Critical data should be routinely backed up to an offsite location. All backups should be encrypted and protected, so that ransomware actors are unable to access or modify backups.
Organizations should adopt and implement the use of multi-factor authentication for gaining remote access to their network, as well as for accessing assets on the network. When the equipment does not support MFA technologies, implement managed networks that can only be accessed through secure endpoints that do require MFA.
In addition to standard antivirus tools, advanced threat detection and endpoint detection and response tools allow administrators to act quickly to isolate and address potential threats.
As a trusted partner, Visualutions provides expert engineers and state-of-the-art technology to manage both local and cloud IT services that can help you protect and control your data and be prepared for the unexpected. Contact us to see how we can help you thrive in this challenging environment.