Every 1 in 5 businesses in Canada gets affected by cyberattacks. The recent CIRA cybersecurity report suggests that cybercriminals have got more active during the pandemic. Almost 30% of Canadian enterprises have experienced an uptick in attempted cyberattacks on their operations since last year.

Cybercriminals Don’t Discriminate

Gone are the days when cybercriminals would only target large enterprises and multinational corporations. Also, they are not just after businesses and niches exclusively operating in the digital medium. Even if your business has a fractional digital footprint, you’re exposed to cyber-attacks.

5 Cybersecurity Steps to Take Right Away

Every organization, irrespective of its size, industry, and scope, should take care of its cybersecurity through these tips.

1. Establish an Impermeable Firewall

A custom-designed firewall can create an invisible yet formidable barrier between your business network and the outside cyber world.

2. Devise and Enforce Password Policies

Password used to access organizational systems must be strong and impervious to brute-force attacks. A long string of lower and upper-case letters, numbers, and special characters can withstand such attacks.

3. Implement Multifactor Authentication

A custom-designed firewall can create an invisible yet formidable barrier between your business network and the outside cyber world.

4. Backup, Backup, and Backup

28 out of 37.5 million Canadians have been affected by data breaches. You need to counter data theft and losses with timely backups.

5. Update Software and Firmware

Never become a victim of software vulnerabilities. Always get your software and firmware infrastructure updated in time.

If you need assistance with any or all of these cybersecurity measures, Microsys is there to help. With us, you don’t have to worry about your budget constraints for cybersecurity and data protection.

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