With the rise of cyber-attacks, it’s crucial that your business takes steps to protect your data and enhance cyber security by Securing Endpoints.
What are Endpoints?
Endpoints are devices that connect to a network; the most common endpoints within a business are computers, tablets, smartphones, and printers.
Endpoints can present a weak point in your network security as they’re easier for hackers to exploit. Once a hacker has access to your network via one of your devices, they can cause significant damage to your business by adding malware, stealing data, and potentially holding your business to ransom.
To enhance your Cyber Security with Secure Endpoints, you should use endpoint security software such as Cisco Secure to detect and prevent attacks. Endpoint security is essential for any business that wants to keep its network, and its business on a whole, safe from harm.
Why Endpoints Need to be Secured
The two most significant reasons that your business needs secure endpoints is to protect your data and to prevent downtime. If your endpoints are not secured and you are exposed by a data breach, your business can incur significant financial losses due to fines from regulatory bodies, reputational damage, and loss of future business. Secure endpoints help your business avoid these consequences.
How to Enhance Cyber Security with Secure Endpoints
Measures you can implement within your business to secure endpoints include:
- Segmenting your network to ensure endpoints are on a separate network from the rest of the company’s systems. This will make it more difficult for hackers to reach the endpoint devices.
- Deploying endpoint security solutions such as antivirus software and firewalls. These solutions will help detect and block malicious activity.
- Training employees on cybersecurity best practices such as not downloading suspicious attachments or clicking on links from unknown sources. ITeam Consulting provides Security Awareness Training for businesses looking to upskill their employees and improve their first line of defence against cyber security risks.
By taking these steps, you can help ensure your business is protected from unauthorised access. Need more advice or security training? Speak with ITeam Consulting today.