business Cyber Attacks on the Rise: Here’s How to Protect Your Business March 09, 2022 As terrible conflicts intensify around the world, cybersecurity risks are on the rise as well. How can you ensure your data is safe? We have some tips here. Cyber defense has never been more important, given recent events around the world that have put people, businesses and systems at risk. How can you make sure you’re maintaining a safe presence online? Here are some tips. Some important reminders for individuals: Do not respond to calls or texts from unknown numbers. Remember that government agencies will never call you to ask for money or personal information. Do not share your personal or financial information via email, text messages, or over the phone. Do not make a payment because you’re being pressured to do so. Call a friend or family member if it appears they sent you a message you’re unsure of—it could be a scammer in disguise! Always check on a charity (for example, by calling or looking at its actual website) before donating. Some recommendations for businesses: Update your acceptable use policies for employees and address the use of home computing devices Refresh and update cyber incident response and disaster recovery plans to address current operational needs. Reinforce security procedures with employees. Enforce software updates for remote workers. Make sure cyber alerts and audit logs of critical systems (VPNs, firewalls, endpoint security tools, etc.) are centrally collected and analyzed so you can detect and respond to suspicious activity. Review Ukraine connections: Do you do business in Ukraine? Defend against attack by monitoring, inspecting and isolating traffic. Need help securing your environment? Reach out to us.