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How to Protect Your Business Against Cybercrime

Cybercrime is on the rise, there’s no denying that. More and more businesses than ever before are now being hacked into and subsequently scammed by lowlife criminals hoping to make a quick buck… and your company could be next. If you’re not careful, your organization could be targeted, and your network could become compromised at any moment.

To ensure that you provide your business with the best possible level of protection against the modern-day plight of cybercrime, it’s crucial that you heed the following advice and put it into practice as soon as you can.

Expect attacks

If you want to provide your business with the best possible level of protection against cybercrime, you have to expect attacks at all times. Thinking you are safe and subsequently resting on your laurels will make you vulnerable… and that’s when experienced cybercriminals will smell blood in the water and subsequently pounce. Stay on guard, stay alert, and never think your business is either too big or too small to become a target of cybercrime.

Invest in security updates

Tech creators and software providers don’t roll out system updates for no reason. They make new security and compliance features available to fend off the most recent and dangerous cyberattacks of the day. So, the next time you see that an update is available, don’t ignore it!

If your organization is invested in Microsoft 365, this means that you should consider augmenting your security measures in the foreseeable future. The quicker you take this action, the sooner your business will receive the full-scale cybercrime prevention support it needs to carry on fending off attacks going forward into the future.

Here are just a few of the benefits that you will stand to reap once you augment your Microsoft 365 security and compliance:

  • Your account will be harder to compromise
  • Malicious links and attachments will be blocked whenever they are sent to your Exchange inbox or your 365 app
  • Your data will be defended across a more significant number of channels
  • Malware-free threats such as BEC and credential phishing will be stopped before they are allowed to breach your network
  • You’ll find it a lot easier to meet your archiving requirements in an effective and safe manner
  • Malicious emails will be automatically removed from your users’ inboxes
  • Web access will be isolated to provide a higher level of protection against mallows content
  • Your uses will be provided with expert phishing simulation and security awareness training

Educate your staff

Putting the advice laid out above into practice will all count for nothing if you don’t educate your staff about the dangers of cybercrime. Your employees are the ones using your computers and logging into your network throughout each working day, which makes them the first line of defense against any cybercriminal that chooses to target you. Make sure your staff members know what dangers to look out for, make sure they don’t compromise your safety by using third-party apps while connected to your workspace WiFi and make sure all of their company accounts are protected by strong emails.

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