How To Prevent Advanced Persistent Threats

An Advanced Persistent Threat or APT is a type of cyber attack where a cybercriminal gains prolonged access to your network for an extended period of time with the intention of monitoring your activity and steal data. These attacks tend to target larger organizations but any type of company could be at risk.

Protect Your Personal Information
If your an employee with high-level access to sensitive data, never post any information that could you and your organization. Be mindful of what you share online and with your friends and family.

Perform Regular Risk Assessments
Regularly monitor and update which employees have access to certain files and sensitive data. Itโ€™s also a good idea to identify your most valuable assets and create a gameplan to keep them protected.

Test Your Employees and Firewalls
Regularly test your anti-virus, firewalls, and other cyber security protection services. Always try to find potential weaknesses in your network so you can secure them before hackers can get access.

Update Your Systems
Leaving your system vulnerable and out-of-date is basically an invitation for cyber criminals. Make sure you have the latest patches and updates installed.

Get Cyber Security Training
Your employees are the first line of defense against cyber attacks. With training, you can help them identify how to identify certain cyber attacks like phishing emails, and more!

Latest Blogs

Why Data Backups are Important in 2024

Read More

Celebrating Earth Day by Decreasing Waste

Read More

Patch Management: When Should You Perform It?

Read More

Prompt Managed IT Services for Your Business

Read More