Happy New Year! As your business moves into 2021, now is the perfect time to reevaluate your technology landscape and make some strategic decisions on what changes are needed. 2W Tech would like to challenge you to make the year 2021 all about security. How secure is your data? How protected is your network? Where are your vulnerabilities? Now is the time to ensure your business is protected from any and all outside threats, as well as internal.

Set 3 business goals for your organization’s security moving into the new year:

  1. Take steps to harden your security. Security hardening is a collection of tools, techniques, and best practices to reduce vulnerability in technology applications, systems, infrastructure, firmware, and other areas. You do this to reduce security risks by eliminating potential attack vendors and condensing the system’s attack surface.
  2. Reset your application security positions. Every user should have the minimum security needed to do their job. Everyone should not have access to everything. You should not have inconsistent user-based permissions, that is way too hard to track. A great best practice is start by denying everyone and then grant access case-by-case as needed.
  3. Teach user discipline. You can complete steps 1 and 2 and all that goes to the waist side if your users don’t understand security best practices and one of them exposes you to a risk unknowingly. Users are the biggest security risks to your business. Train, train, and retrain them on security best practices.

The overall security of your business should be your top priority. One mistake or vulnerability could cost you your business. Then what? Don’t fall victim to a security breach or attack, set the above 3 business goals and work to achieve them as you begin this next year. 2W Tech is a technology service provider that has IT Consultants of staff that specialize in security solutions and training. Give us a call today and let us help you in your 2021 security journey.

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