3 Ways to Protect Your Business From Cyber Crime in 2021Cyber criminals have become increasingly sophisticated. In fact, 49% of respondents in a recent study reported falling victim to a data breach.
With financial services being one of the most highly targeted industries for cyber crime, we’re continuously improving and enhancing our security measures, so your business and client information is as safe as possible.
As we usher in a new year, consider these three strategies to protect your firm from cyber threats:
- Stay vigilant on email. Between the volume of traffic and vast accessibility of the internet, your most vulnerable system is email. Phishing attacks in particular are some of the most common ways hackers attempt to capture credentials and other sensitive information.
- Embrace multi-factor authentication (MFA). We recently introduced a new policy requiring all systems containing firm or client data to utilize MFA by February 28, 2021. This provides an added layer of security by requesting multiple pieces of evidence from the user before granting access. MFA should be enabled on all key systems, including CRM, VPN, and - most importantly - email.
- Get your passwords in order - and make them strong. Using weak or easy-to-guess passwords across multiple systems can expose a large amount of sensitive information. Consider a password management tool, such as LastPass or Keeper, to stay organized and secure.
As your partner, it’s our duty to stay ahead of the latest cybersecurity trends and equip you with the proper protective measures to keep your firm safe from threats.
If you suspect you may have fallen victim to an attack, contact our Technology Solutions team at 737-443-2222 or email email@example.com.