Here Are Some of the Best Ways to Limit Vulnerabilities

Here Are Some of the Best Ways to Limit Vulnerabilities

No matter how well you protect your network, chances are you’ll suffer from some vulnerability or another. That said, you can take considerable measures toward protecting your business so you don’t have to worry so much about them. Let’s discuss how your efforts today can protect your business now and in the future.

Before we get started, keep in mind that if it sounds like too much to handle, White Mountain IT Services has your back! All you have to do is call us at 603-889-0800.

Maintain Your Security Solutions

This might seem a little obvious, but it’s really the most important part of keeping your network secure. Missing patches and updates or having inconsistent standards or practices with your devices can lead to security discrepancies. These problems only get worse when your employees aren’t involved with such practices, too.

Thankfully, there are a couple of different ways you can improve the efficacy of these security practices. Here are some of them.

Establish Standards for Your Devices

If there’s one thing that hackers are, it’s efficient. They will always look for the easiest way to infiltrate your network, i.e. the path of least resistance. You can prevent a lot of security issues if you simply establish a security standard for all devices on your network. This means that the weak link isn’t so easily leveraged or identified.

Look at it from the perspective of the robber. If they know the back door is unlocked, they aren’t going to climb in through the second-story window, right?

Manage Your Patches

Similar to the above analogy of the robber, they might discover that the windows of the house might lock well from the inside, but are remarkably easy to open from the outside. On the surface, it looks like the home is protected, but it’s really quite vulnerable. If the manufacturer offers to solve the problem, you’d want to take advantage of the opportunity.

This is what patch management is all about. These types of solutions deploy security improvements to address vulnerabilities and other security issues. Reliably testing and installing these patches will ensure you are playing your part in protecting your organization.

Keep Tabs on Permissions and Access Control

Taking the analogy even further, you might give a set of house keys to your neighbors who you have known for a decade, but you wouldn’t give a set to the newbie on the block. This is a simple form of access control, and you delegate access to your home in a specific way to keep it safe.

Access controls for your network and data work in the same way. You don’t need everyone accessing the same parts of your infrastructure or the same data. You want to limit exposure to those who need said data to perform their day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

Simply put, the fewer people who have access to resources, the less opportunity there is for user error to strike or for security issues to come into play.

Don’t Stop There; Do All You Can Today!

If you want to optimize security for your organization, don’t stop here; call us at 603-889-0800 today to find out even more about what you can do to keep your business safe.

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