5 Cybersecurity Best Practices

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We have talked already about the many dangers organizations face during this digital era. During the first quarter of 2023, there were approximately 6 million data records breaches worldwide. It doesn’t matter if you are a large enterprise or small business, you need to start thinking differently about your security.

There are plenty of Microsoft products and services dedicated entirely to protecting companies’ data, however there are even more recommendations and best practices cybersecurity organizations should follow to ensure their well-being. Risks in the digital era will certainly linger for the near future, and it’s up to organizations to make sure their actions remain congruent to the security they achieve to have. Here we present basic security guidelines organizations should apply.

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  1. Classify Data Based on Sensitivity: To protect sensitive data effectively, organizations must know its location and control access. Categorize data according to sensitivity and limit access to only authorized personnel. This practice enhances data security and mitigates the risk of unauthorized exposure.

  2. Update Data Access Rights Regularly: Ensure the security of sensitive data by regularly reviewing and updating access permissions. Renew permissions and credentials every six months, with a focus on events such as employee terminations or departmental changes. Leverage tools like SharePoint to manage and control data access effectively.

  3. Store Sensitive Data Securely: While collaboration is essential, sharing sensitive files over public networks poses a significant security risk. Avoid placing sensitive files in open folders or directories accessible to all employees. Implement secure storage practices to minimize the risk of data breaches.

  4. Implement Constant Working Backups: Prepare for unforeseen events by establishing regular data backups. Following the advice of Maya Angelou to “hope for the best but prepare for the worst,” having backups in place safeguards against data theft, loss, or ransomware attacks. This ensures uninterrupted organizational operations in the face of adversity.

  5. Adopt Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Traditional antivirus software is no longer sufficient to protect against evolving cybersecurity threats. Microsoft Endpoint Manager, equipped with Zero Trust capabilities, provides comprehensive security controls for on-premises and cloud environments. With Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) modalities, this solution enhances protection against malware threats. Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management, Microsoft Endpoint Manager is a powerful tool for securing diverse scenarios.

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Enhancing your organization’s cybersecurity posture requires a combination of robust tools and best practices. By implementing these five cybersecurity best practices, including the adoption of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, you can significantly strengthen your defenses against the ever-present digital threats. Schedule a meeting with our experts today to explore how Microsoft Endpoint Manager can elevate your organization’s security measures.

Aranza Peralta

Aranza Peralta

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