Tips to Avoiding Cyber Attacks

Tips to Avoiding Cyber Attacks

Cyber-attacks are becoming more and more common each year. That’s why it is so important to take precautions to avoid them, especially for business owners.

A cyber-attack could be the downfall of a business. Implementing preventative security practices can help thwart hackers who attempt to compromise your systems.

Secured Passwords

Something as minor as an inadequate password can result in the breach of your software. Creating passwords with a high level of complexity is the simplest way to avoid these situations.

When creating passwords, make sure that they include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. Each of these elements makes your password more secure.

Make sure each password is different. If you use the same password for all your networks, memberships, and administrative portals, you’re at greater risk if just one of them is compromised. If all your passwords are different, then all your other information will still be secure if one password gets compromised.

Stay Updated

Hackers can easily access dated software. That is why it is important to keep up with software updates. That includes your operating system, antivirus software, and web browsers. If just one system is not up to date, it can compromise the security for your entire business.

Intrusion Prevention System

One of the best ways to avoid cyber-attacks is to install an Intrusion Prevention System.

Oasis’ own Titan technology is an Intrusion Prevention System that works alongside your firewall to augment your cyber security. While a firewall has a “door” ( firewalls return vital information about their strengths and weaknesses to anyone who tries to breach them), Titan does not. Titan sits in front of the firewall and diverts malicious traffic without returning any information that hackers could use against your system. If Titan detects any malicious traffic, it will act to divert the traffic and protect your system.

Titan isn’t a firewall. It works with your firewall to make sure that your system is secure. Together they create a strong security system that detects harmful traffic before it reaches your network.

IT Service Provider 

Finding an IT service provider for your business is a great way to keep your software secure.

It can be costly to have an in-house IT team. That’s why it is beneficial to hire a company like Oasis Technology. At Oasis, we provide many levels of support for our clients.

We can regularly check your software to make sure that everything is running smoothly. There are different levels of IT support, including on-call, as-needed, full management, or on-site. Depending on your business’s needs, you can outsource the support needed to protect your software from future cyber-attacks.

Creating secure passwords, keeping your software updated, purchasing an Intrusion Prevention System, and hiring an IT service provider are great ways to keep your information out of the hands of hackers. If you need IT services, or are considering getting an Intrusion Prevention System, contact us today! We would love to discuss your IT needs and any issues you may be having with your software or network.