Data breaches, ransomware, and other internet security problems aren’t going away any time soon. In fact, 2021 brought us the highest average cost of a data breach in 17 years (4.24 million dollars). And when remote work is a factor, as it is for so many businesses these days, the cost averages about 1 million higher than for companies without remote workers. And it’s not just large companies who are subject to an attack; 37 percent of all organizations reported an internet security event in 2021. Now is not the time to get lax about your security measures. If anything, it’s time to beef it up even more.

Consider the following three network security measures now. While nothing is ever 100 percent foolproof, including these three protocols into your overall security plan will get your business up to date and more secure for the future of cyberattacks.

Address configuration. Unintentional errors in device configuration give rise to many security concerns, and patching software isn’t the solution to this problem. Check, double check, and consistently monitor device configuration to prevent errors that can allow a threat into your network.

Automate your security. It would be basically impossible for most smaller businesses – and larger ones, for that matter – to monitor and address each potential threat in real time, with a real person. Automated detection and remediation of threats is critical in this day and age, when a single security problem can open up your entire network to so much potential damage.

Develop a comprehensive plan. You might be surprised to learn just how many organizations still do not have a comprehensive plan in place to deal with network security incidents. Recognize that security breaches are a “when” and not “if” scenario. They are going to happen! Putting a comprehensive plan into place, to deal with the inevitability, is the key to minimizing your risks.

For more on implementing these, and other, security measures, give us a call at 888-RING-MY-TECH. We can help you devise a comprehensive approach to network security, to both prevent cyberattacks and deal with them head-on when they do occur.