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15 Ways to Improve Cyber Security - Ebook

Experts predict that worldwide, cybercrimes of all kinds will cause losses of $6 trillion annually by 2021.

 cyber security threats for small businessThe biggest cyber security threats to the middle market currently include ransomware, social engineering, business email compromise and data loss from advanced persistent threats.

We all know from experience that cyber security is changing. Although security cannot be bought per se, most security system and initiatives do have associated costs - an must be budgeted for and funded.

However, the following 15 recommendations outlined in this e-book do not have any associated costs at all.

  1. Disable local link multicast name resolution
  2. Disable network basic input/output system (netbois) name services
  3. Disable web proxy auto-discovery
  4. Change default credentials
  5. Remove local admin rights
  6. Set unique local admin passwords
  7. Update PowerShell
  8. Harden your hosts
  9. Protect your storage
  10. Adopt a least permissions approach
  11. Verify backup integrity
  12. Aggressively patch everything
  13. Educate your users
  14. Use data-at-rest encryption
  15. Tag external and suspect email messages

 

 

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This content was originally published by RSM US here

Authors

Darren Booth
National Head of Security and Privacy Risk Services
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