Think of proactive and reactive cybersecurity methods as before and after. Reactive strategies should be a component of your defense against hackers, while proactive strategies should form the foundation of your cybersecurity. Both are critical to your company’s defense.
There is a war going on. A cyberwar, to be exact, with companies big and small under attack daily. As managed IT specialists, we spend a good portion of our time fighting against the villains of the web to keep people and corporate assets safe. We believe knowledge shared is knowledge gained in this fight. That’s why we decided to enhance our biannual TechExpo offerings with a session specific to cybersecurity and ransomware.
When you reuse the same passwords across the internet, all it takes is one hacked account for hackers to make the jump and access your email, bank, and other important accounts. The solution can be as easy as a password manager. But which one?
1. Hook up to a network that you know: Free Wi-Fi is tempting, but be sure that you consider who is providing the connection. Public connections at the local coffee shop are usually unsecured and leave your machine open to outsiders.