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Has your company performed a digital security scan after the coronavirus?

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The world is in a situation that will undoubtedly mark a before and after in history; marking the future, socially, economically, and technologically.

During the COVID-19 health crisis, the Federal Government has promoted teleworking measures to protect workers from the virus. This has been one of the main causes of why cyber-attacks have multiplied, as an example, in the month of March the attacks risen by 39%. Which makes cybersecurity more important than ever. For this reason, the recommendation is to execute a vulnerability analysis and a prevention plan in your company.

Prevention and vulnerability

A vulnerability analysis system is one that evaluates existing security and possible threats. There are diverse threats, some examples could be: the wrong configuration of the web-server, vulnerability on the network, incorrect configuration of software, between others.

When carrying out a vulnerability analysis, it is recommended to take into account the following factors:

 

– Web server: Strengthening the security of the web-server is essential, it must be able to guarantee secure communications to avoid cyberattacks, such as a denial of access, through it.

– Software analysis: Research and analyze the software that may represent a risk to the business. An example of software of that kind is file-sharing software, end-of-life software, or remote-use software.  Especially with the ones mentioned, it is very important to review the accesses to avoid future cyberattacks.

– Servers control: Check that those inactive servers are not open, as this can lead to the attack of viruses such as  Trojans. It is essential to have a system capable of detecting which ports should be active and which should not, especially if the servers enjoy internet connection.

– Security settings: Take into account the protection of systems by enabling and constantly updating an antivirus, manage shared access permissions to the system, folders, and protect the system with passwords.

Security tools

In an environment with increasing cyberthreats, companies are less protected than ever. There is a real need to focus on cybersecurity software  tools to achieve a structure of smart and quick threat detection. In consequence,  being able to prevent or respond to any harmful attack.

It is at this point that security tools become essentials, since the more conscientious the risk analysis and monitoring process is, the higher the quality and speed of reaction will be.

Finally, it is important to know the cybersecurity regulations and standards, following them is another factor that will guarantee success in a company’s IT security.

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