If you're using yesterday's tools for today's cyber security storm, you're frankly not prepared.
Philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said, “Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.”
Whether it’s taking an exam or delivering an important business presentation, perhaps nothing invokes more anxiety than lack of preparation.
Every year, entities ranging from your local Better Business Bureau to a Managed Service Provider provide updated tips, alarming stats, new trends, and resources to keep your business prepared for today's digital landscape.
Cybercriminals continue to become more organized and attacks more sophisticated, creating their own "Age of Anxiety" for businesses aware of the imminent threats. Early in 2022, as you prepare cyber security strategies while arming your employees and securing network best practices, consider these three tools that go beyond standard, traditional protection.
3 Enhanced Cyber Security Tools Your Organization Should Consider:
1. Simulated phishing campaigns.
Companies can partner with a Managed Service Provider to proactively train users on the threat of phishing with actual simulated campaigns. These "phishing" emails are sent to users to test their ability to both identify and avoid being attacked. In doing so, organizations can determine what types of attacks users are vulnerable to and educate users on how to look for red flags.
Types of "attacks" in these campaigns include:
- Phishing Link: A phishing link attack includes a link that your users are prompted to click.
- Attachment: An attachment attack directs your users to open an attachment.
- Data Entry: A data entry attack directs your users to a landing page that looks like a data entry screen and attempts to trick your users into entering sensitive information.
- Spear Phishing: A spear-phishing attack allows you to send highly-sophisticated and targeted phishing emails to specific users or groups.
- Reply-To: A reply-to attack requests a response from your users.
2. Two-factor authentication (2FA).
You've very likely utilized 2FA in one form or another. This security measure is a user identity verification method where two factors of authentication are combined to grant access to a digital application. It utilizes a). something the user knows (like a password or secret question), and b.), something the user has (like a smartphone).
In 2022, 2FA should be standard everyday practice, whether you're logging into Sharepoint or into your email account.
3. Advanced Sandbox Security.
Up-to-date antivirus/endpoint security solutions are great at detecting known threats. But what about a Zero-Day Attack, when hackers exploit the flaw before developers have a chance to address it.
A Sandbox Analyzer is a security solution in which suspicious files are automatically uploaded to a secure on-premise or cloud-hosted "sandbox" for in-depth analysis BEFORE your network is affected. This integration into your existing endpoint security platform can go a long way in mitigating zero-day attacks.
Datamax's TechCare Program now integrates these three features and much more, helping you work freely and fearlessly through today's tumultuous IT Security landscape. Interested in learning more, let's visit!