Public Safety Announcements
- The Growing Threat of "Ransomware"
- How to Spot a Phishing Email
- 3 Myths About Your Computer and Cybersecurity
- Watch Out for "Social Engineering"
- It's Tax Time... Don't Become the Victim of a Phone Scam
Cybersecurity Best Practices for Businesses
- Keep up-to-date with OS and software patches
Updates keep you safe from the known security holes that malicious hackers use to gain access to your systems and data.
- Regularly backup your data
Data backups protect you in the event of accidental data loss or corruption (i.e. Ransomware): https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_backup_options.pdf
- Maintain Access Controls
Limiting access to only what your users need to perform their duties is not only a good policy but it might help save the exposure of your most sensitive data in the event of a breach.
- Keep detailed logs from systems and applications
Keep a complete record of what happens in your systems. This is both useful for security and troubleshooting purposes.
- Educate and train your employees:
Human error contributes to approximately 95% of successful cybersecurity breaches. Keep your users educated on acceptable use, Social Engineering, and what to watch out for to identify the latest cyber attacks.