SMEs that cannot take adequate precautions in the field of cyber security become the primary target of cybercriminals. Komtera Technology Channel Sales Director Gürsel Tursun, who states that 51% of SMEs experience cyber security breaches and that these breaches occur mostly through malicious software, lists 5 basic cyber security recommendations for SMEs that want to strengthen their cyber infrastructure.
While investing in cybersecurity measures is easy for large companies, this effort can often seem impossible for SMEs. However, hackers, who take advantage of this situation, direct their attacks to SMEs with weak cyber security measures. So much so that researches show that 51% of SMEs experience cyber security breaches and these breaches are mostly caused by malware. Emphasizing that SMEs should take the necessary measures to protect their assets, Komtera Technology Channel Sales Director Gürsel Tursun shares 5 basic cyber security recommendations to protect against cyber attacks.
Almost Half of SMEs Targeted by Cybercriminals
Hackers, who want to earn more with less effort, turn to SMEs, whose cyber security measures are more inadequate compared to large companies. In particular, hackers who want to achieve precise results carry out their attacks in various ways. Among the most common attacks suffered by SMEs are; According to Gürsel Tursun, who draws attention to the fact that there are 24% malicious software, 16% data breaches and 15% phishing attacks, SMEs should pay attention to all cyber security measures in order to avoid material and moral losses.
It is possible to be protected from cyber attacks in 5 steps!
Having a strong cyber security planning may not be among the priorities of every SME, but not considering possible risks can cause both reputational and financial losses for SMEs. Komtera Technology Channel Sales Director Gürsel Tursun shares 5 basic cyber security recommendations for SMEs that want to strengthen their cyber infrastructure.
1. Have a firewall. The firewall is considered a barrier between data and cybercriminals. Companies can choose to install a separate firewall in addition to the standard external firewall to provide an additional layer of protection. It will be an extremely important step to make sure that employees have a firewall enabled on their systems in case they work from home.
2. Don't forget to protect your assets. Valuable assets can vary depending on the type of company. Therefore, it is important for companies to be aware of where all critical and confidential data is located and to implement extra security measures to protect it. Making a contingency plan that covers all systems, networks, data, and the ability to recover from the right backups will be the strongest roadmap to any potential problems.
3. Defend against malware. A powerful anti-malware solution comes in handy when it comes to blocking and flagging threats to the security of devices. One of the best practices to avoid exposure to malware is avoiding connecting to unknown Wi-Fi networks, while keeping devices up-to-date and providing strong password protection are other effective steps.
4. Be sure to check the authority over the data. Extra permission should not be given to those who do not need access to your important data. Only accounts with administrative privileges should be authorized for administrative tasks. It will be more effective to use standard accounts instead of the privileged account for general tasks.
5. Use a multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution. A committed attacker or a careless employee may be the reason behind a successful identity breach. There are easy, low-risk but high-return cybercrimes that cybercriminals often love, such as identity theft. With MFA, additional layers of protection can be added to protect accounts or devices. With MFA, administrators can also prevent such attacks by taking advantage of contextual information such as login behavior patterns, geographic location, and the type of login system accessed to identify anomalies.