In my previous post, I discussed the 5 common trends that can expose you to harmful malware. Hackers are constantly finding new creative ways to attack their victims. This post focuses on 3 ways to better protect your business and data from security threats online.
1. DNS Security
Firewalls and antivirus solutions top attacks but they can't detect and block block all attacks against your network. In reality, no solution can stop 100% of security threats. Hackers are always working to defeat the latest defense. Just as a castle is fortified with a moat, walls and guards for security, we must also implement a layered approach to security.
Implementing DNS security can block malware, botnets and phishing over any port/protocol/app. It also detects and contains advanced attacks before they can cause damage. It provides another layer on top of your existing defense that not a lot of SMBs utilize.
2. Email Filtering
Since many threats are introduced by email it is important to use a properly configured email filtering solution to protect your business. A good email security solution not only quarantines spam, but offers spoof prevention, content & attachment filtering, geo or language blocking, just to name a few.
Revisit your email security policies to make sure they are properly configured to fit your business security goals.
3. Software and Patch Management
Addressing security vulnerabilities is one of the main reason why software companies release patches and updates. Unfortunately, software and patch management is often non-existent on workstations and is reliant on the end user themselves to update.
Investing in an application management solution helps you keep track of your patch management score while providing an automated solution to keep your operating system and software up to date.