Whether individual users on computers or smartphones or companies operating with multiple IoT devices including surveillance cameras, everyone is at the risk of malware attacks due to the increasing variations of scams that the attackers have started using. It has made cybersecurity trickier than it was earlier. In fact, despite awareness, companies are usually found guilty of not taking enough measures to prevent malware attacks and later on, failing to limit the damage. Though there’s absolutely nothing on the web that can be deemed as completely secure, there are ways that can make devices too strong to be hacked easily. You can also safeguard your assets against the growing internet threats by adopting the following measures.
- Email Security
Phishing is one of the biggest means to extort money by manipulating users to share sensitive details. But, not many people are aware that phishing emails can also expose accounts and devices to malware.
Emails can have malicious links that might redirect you to some website full of malware and viruses. Thus, you must know the basic ways to identify and possibly dodge such risks.
- Ignore emails from unsolicited sources
- Ignore emails without headers and a subject line
- Ignore emails that the antivirus flags as risky
- Network Security
Some of the worst-hit businesses are those that use one single network to save all the information from all departments. In such a scenario, if the company faces a malware attack, the information is compromised as at once. Therefore, instead of saving the information from all departments in one network, save it in different networks, and all those networks should be exclusive (independent of each other).
- Security Filters
Firewall and antivirus are the first few security tools that can safeguard a network. As long as the firewall stands, it’s not easy for malware and viruses to enter the network system directly. Antivirus, on the other hand, marks emails that are suspicious.
- Smart Passwords
All IoT devices should be carefully placed behind strong passwords. Multiple password methods that can prevent a security breach include the following.
- If you’re using a password code, make sure it contains at least 12 unique characters.
- You can use the MFA technique too. It divides authentication access into multiple stages for user recognition. The stages include tricky questions, biometric identification, and much more. It’s necessary to clear all the stages to get access.
Using the lockout feature is also a good login practice.