Several Cybersecurity breaches reported (Again!)

“Another day, another cybersecurity breach. This time at TAFE SA.”

As the world becomes more digital, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been greater. Today’s events serve as a reminder that no organisation is immune to cyber threats, and that proactive protection is essential.

At NINTH EAST, we take cybersecurity seriously. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive and tailored security solutions that are designed to protect our clients from ever-evolving threats. From network security to endpoint protection, we have the tools and expertise needed to safeguard your organisation’s critical assets.

Don’t wait for a cyber attack to happen. Contact us today to learn how we can help you stay one step ahead of the hackers and keep your business secure.

We have included our Top 10 essential recommendations to prevent or minimise your exposure to cyber security breaches.

  1. Use Strong Passwords: Use strong passwords that include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using common words or phrases that can be easily guessed by hackers.
  2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication: Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring a second form of identification, such as a code sent to your phone.
  3. Keep Software Up-to-Date: Keep your operating system, applications, and software up-to-date with the latest security patches and updates to ensure that vulnerabilities are addressed.
  4. Use Antivirus Software: Use antivirus software to protect your computer from viruses and malware. Make sure to keep it up-to-date with the latest virus definitions.
  5. Use a Firewall: Use a firewall to monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic. A firewall can help block unauthorized access to your network.
  6. Back up Your Data: Regularly back up your important data to an external hard drive, cloud storage, or other backup solution to protect against data loss in the event of a cyber attack.
  7. Limit Access to Sensitive Data: Limit access to sensitive data to only those who need it. Use access controls and permission settings to restrict access to confidential information.
  8. Train Employees: Provide regular cyber security training to employees to help them understand the risks and how to protect against cyber attacks. This includes phishing and social engineering awareness training.
  9. Use Encryption: Use encryption to protect sensitive data in transit and at rest. This includes email encryption and full-disk encryption for laptops and mobile devices.
  10. Monitor for Suspicious Activity: Regularly monitor your network and devices for suspicious activity, such as unusual login attempts, network traffic, or data access. This can help you detect and respond to cyber attacks more quickly.

By following these recommendations, you can help prevent cyber security breaches and protect your data and devices from harm.