Cybersecurity Fundamentals to Address Business Security Concerns in 2021
Reducing Security Concerns and Vulnerabilities with Tips from Hikvision to Protect your Home Network
Cybercriminals are growing in sophistication and businesses face new challenges and security concerns. Security Sales & Integrations (SSI) provides guidance on several ways to enhance security in the story, “7 Cybersecurity Essentials to Help Protect Your Business in 2021.”
From the article: “Anyone who follows the news or social media knows how scary the cybersecurity landscape is nowadays. The madness of 2020 and the “instant” Work-From-Anywhere lifestyle has only made this issue worse as our home machines are rarely as secure as those at work. With all of this bad news out there, what is the good news? For the most part, it is that getting back to IT security basics covers most of these [security] concerns.”
Here are several essential ways you can improve security, according to the SSI article:
- Create good passwords: There are many approaches to creating complex, hard-to-hack passwords, but the article’s author recommends creating passwords that have 8 or more characters. “Complex passwords have upper and lower case, numbers, and punctuation marks too. Passphrases are even more secure. You can also create passwords from passphrases: NowistheTimeforStrongPassWords@2021 becomes ‘NitTfSPW@21.’”
- Enable MFA wherever possible: Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires a user to provide an additional means of authentication or verification, in addition to entering a username and password, to log into an account or website. This makes it more difficult for threat actors to hack your accounts.
- Update software with patches: All software programs require updating from time to time. Computers, mobile devices and even home routers need to be updated with patches when they become available.
Hikvision covered ways to reduce security concerns and address vulnerabilities in this blog: “Part 2, Hikvision Senior Director of Cybersecurity on Protecting Your Home Network from Vulnerabilities.” The article includes tips to enhance security for your home router.