In light of the recent cyber-attack on the HSE, it is understandable that businesses may have concerns about digital security and if they have the ability to defend against a similar attack.
Radius Cork Regional Director, Kevin O’Regan comments, “As businesses of all sizes continue to operate remotely or using a hybrid model, there is an increased chance of your business falling victim to a cyber-attack.While it can be difficult to protect against cyber-attacks, it is possible to educate your staff so they are aware of what to do and what not to do, and to ensure your systems are configured correctly and as protected as possible”.
Radius recommends the following cyber security tips:
Account security - Enforce the use of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on important online accounts. This involves having a code or token sent to the user’s mobile phone or authentication app at the time of login
Staff Training - Educate employees on what to look out for in terms of phishing emails and monitor stolen credentials (staff logins and passwords) belonging to the business domain on the Dark Web
Keep IT Systems and Protection Up-to-date - Remember, there is no single silver bullet for protection, and a layered, defence-in-depth security model is essential. At a minimum, install a recommended anti-virus and ransomware protection software, and extend it to all endpoints (user’s pc’s) and servers
Back-up Data - Keep regular backups of your most important and current data on an offline storage device. The standard recommendation for backups is to follow the 3-2-1 method: 3 copies of the data, using 2 different systems, 1 of which is offline
Invest in Cloud Infrastructure - Prevent attackers from getting access to and disabling your security: choose an advanced solution with a cloud-hosted IT infrastructure with “Role-based Administration” to limit access rights
Recovery Plan - Have an effective incident response plan in place and update it as needed
As a Cork Chamber member, Radius Technologies provide businesses with Managed IT, Cloud, Telecoms and IT Security services. To help, Radius are offering a free Dark Web Credential Check on your company’s domain (@website) and one-month free Phishing Simulation & Awareness training to the chamber members. To avail of this offer or to speak to a member of our sales team, get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or lo-call 0818 592 500.