The most fundamental aspect of cybersecurity is endpoint protection. That is, protecting the PCs and laptops which staff use to do their work.
This begins with Anti Virus software and ensuring that the latest operating system patches have been applied.
It can be enhanced further by making sure administrator access is restricted. Restricting an end user from installing unauthorized software is also a significant protection against external threats.
Every couple of months a new cyber threat emerges and businesses need to be in a position to prevent these threats affecting them. In recent months we have seen:
All of these security measures are generally set out in an organisations’ Security Policies. There are some excellent technical solutions which can assist in terms of implementing the security policy.
- EMS – Enterprise Mobility Management
- Intune – Mobile Device and app management
- Azure AD Premium – Identity and Access management for working with Office 365
- Auditing of access to files
For some organisations, there is a requirement to demonstrate their data and IT Security. Cyber Essentials is a globally recognised cybersecurity certification that offers a sound foundation of basic IT security controls. Intuity is both ISO and Cyber Essentials certified and are approved providers of Cyber Essentials. We can help you gain your own Cyber Essentials Certification.
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