If you own an online business it’s vitally important that you are protected from viruses and cyber attacks. Cyber hacks and attacks are becoming more common and more sophisticated so you need to make sure you have the best protection available.
Install Anti-Virus/Malware Software.
This protection is a must-have first step in keeping you computer virus free. It should be the first thing you do when using a work computer is make sure it had anti virus malware installed. This should keep you safe from lower level threats and it is very easy to install and run.
Keep Your Anti-Virus Software Up to Date.
Having protection software is the first step; maintaining it is the second. Free anti-virus software is better than nothing, but it’s not the best solution. Microsoft does provide a security package for “free.” It’s free in that if you have Windows on your machine, you are granted access, but you did pay for your Windows license. Many users aren’t aware of this program, but it’s actually decent protection. Make sure all you employees have up to date protection.
Regularly Scan Your Anti-Virus Software.
You should scan your software about once a week for virus’s, but do not wait much longer between scans. It’s difficult to work on your computer while your anti-virus software is running. One solution is to run the software at night when you and your co-workers aren’t using your computer. However, if you turn you computers off at night, the scan never runs. Set your anti-virus software to run on a specific night, and always leave your computer running on that day. Make sure it doesn’t shut off automatically or go into hibernation mode.
Use a Managed SOC
If you are looking for something more sophisticated to keep your cyber company safe you might want to look into a managed SOC. A security operations centre (SOC) is a 24/7 monitored service provides you with assurance that your environment is not only being monitored, but that alerts and an appropriate response can be determined quickly when needed.
There are many reasons why a managed SOC may be best for you, but an in-house SOC, or a hybrid model, which uses a managed service for escalations or specific tasks, will work better for some organisations. Nettitude adopt a flexible and varied approach dependant on your needs and requirements.
Threat Intelligence can come through a wide variety of sources. Nettitude have developed their own global honeypot network with 100’s of nodes capturing live attacks, malware and indicators of compromise using in depth malware analysis and reverse engineering skills.