Business Cybersecurity – Part 2

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This is Two Minute Tech Tips, I’m your host Lester Steward. In this series we walk you through some of the basics of protecting your business from cybersecurity threats.

Email is one of the most important tools in business and for cyber criminals. Criminals will try many tactics to get your info or discover that the email is simply active. Many times just clicking on that unread email is enough to alert the sender this is an active email address. Oh and good luck blocking these messages once they discover the email is active. Be careful what you click on.

MFA or Multi-factor Authentication can really beef up your security. The principle is to authenticate with something your know and something you have. The something you know is usually a password or PIN number and something you have is a text message to your phone or through an authenticator device. MFA does takes another step to sign in to accounts and it’s frustrating that we have to go to these lengths to protect our accounts but sacrificing some convenience for better security is well worth it.

A philosophy that has gained traction lately in cyber security is called Zero Trust. As the name implies everything inside or outside the network can’t be implicitly trusted, the network should be constantly authenticated and all connections criticized about their network access. For example, what users need administrator rights to the network or what user accounts even need access to the internet. The purpose of this philosophy is to resist becoming complacent about network security.

What I’ve discussed today is just the start to understanding Cybersecurity and I’ll be going into much further detail about these subjects in future episodes.

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Thanks for joining me Lester Steward, for this episode of Two Minute Tech Tips, helping you keep safe in your cybersecurity world.

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