Cyber attacks are some intentional and malicious attempt by an individual or an organization to breach the information and documents of another organization or individual with the intention of theft, revenge or to destroy one’s sentiments or public reputation. Cyber attacks hit business every day. Some common types of cyber attacks like phishing, ransom ware, crypto jacking, hacking, Man-in-the-Middle and so on. Cyber attacks are so prone in this modern era that it is considered to be the global threat in the world. With advanced technology and rigorous use of internet has increased the rate of cyber crimes. Business, be it small enterprise or a multinational forum one, all is likely to be victimized of cyber attacks. In a survey, 81% of cyber attacks took place to small and medium-sized business.
It has become necessary norm to save one’s business from the cyber attacks. Here are some of the norms that one should take care to ensure safety of the business enterprise software from cyber attacks.
- LIMITED EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO DATA AND INFORMATION
The chances of human error are diminished partially to an extent if limited accesses are granted to employees in the documents. Human error is the most important security threat. One should be given access to only those areas which is required for the job.
If an employee resigns or retires, it is extremely important to delete and reset the passwords and access keys for security purposes.
- EDUCATE STAFF ON CYBER SECURITY
It is necessary that staffs gets familiar with regular, updated cyber security training. The staffs should be updated and learn about the cyber attacks so that one could detect the system if it’s get attacked of malware or phishing.
- SECURE SENSITIVE DATA FIRST
A wide range of business attacks of cyber attacks has increased tremendously. Business longevity depends upon the speed at which the documents are protected and restored. It should be a must practice to encrypt all sensitive data including client information, confidential documents and all business data.
- RESTRICT ADMIN RIGHTS
One can restrict the admin rights to ensure minimization of the risk of getting hacked by restricting admin rights to a selected number of employees and also install a system which secures the software’s from staff to staff.
- USE ROBUST-ANTIMALWARE AND FIREWALL SOFTWARE
One should install updated version of anti-malware in the system which has been designed to fight the malware virus entering the system. The anti-malware detects and separates the virus and unnecessary threats which thus, the firewall software helps to save the system from damage.
- DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN
A well-planned, flexible and effective Disaster Recovery Plan should always be handy and updated since it would help a lot if the system is attacked by any cyber threat.
To save the business, one require a effective, highly flexible cyber security strategy against any cyber threats or cyber attacks.
Ms .DitiPriya Das
Internship Trainee-Indian Media Council(IMC)