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6 Apr

3 Essential Tips for Monitoring Your Network for Cyber Threats

When it comes to cybersecurity, you need to look at an attack as not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Cyber attacks happen to even the smallest companies and often come unexpectedly. Most companies focus on setting up security systems and using software programs to prevent such attacks. However, this is not enough. Smart hackers will eventually to be able to penetrate any defense you put up. Instead of focusing exclusively on prevention, you need to start focusing on monitoring your systems for existing breaches and on mitigating damage after an attack does happen. This way, you can stop the attack in its tracks and prevent any large-scale damage. Most of the damage occurs only after the hackers are already in your system. Here are some tips for detecting existing breaches.

Monitor Your Entire System

Make sure you are monitoring all activity in your systems. You want to have a log of every activity from every user. Use updated software programs and tools that monitor your network and let you know about red flags.

Know What to Look For

When monitoring your network for red flags, you need to know what to look for. It's a good idea to think about what path of attack a hacker is likely to take and which aspects of your network they are likely to target. Make sure to look out not just for individual red flags, but for an overall trend that may indicate a hacking campaign. Think about what attackers have targeted in the past and the steps they took. This is where global threat intelligence collected by organizations around the world comes in handy.

Have a Plan

You need to have a sophisticated team that stays up to date on the latest cyber security trends. Your team should have an action plan in place to mitigate any damage in case anything does go wrong.

For more cyber security tips, contact our team today. 

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