Hackers have created a huge racket ever since the onset of COVID-19. Since more and more businesses had to switch to online dealings in order to sustain during the pandemic, hackers made them their new market. The reason behind this new approach was that new users on the internet are not aware of the right kinds of cybersecurity practices. It leaves their systems unprotected and vulnerable. And hackers find it much convenient to target the easier ones that are less protected.
That said, follow the below-listed techniques so that no hacker can hack into your systems and misuse the sensitive information.
- All the Backdoors Should be Sealed Shut
Just like you keep the backdoor of your home shut at all times to keep burglars out, similarly, it’s necessary that you password protect the backdoors of your systems to keep hackers out of your organization. The stronger the password, the better it is.
Here’s how you can make a backdoor password strong.
- Complicated words work best as backdoor passwords since it’s not easy to breach them.
- You must have noticed that most websites ask that your password should be at least 8 characters long and should have at least one uppercase letter. This is for the reason that random words that are complicated are safer. So, try making the password at least 12 characters long and make sure you use symbols, uppercase and lowercase letters, and numbers.
Two of the most important password hygiene habits that reduce the chances of a security breach are as follows.
- Don’t repeat or reuse an old password. Also, using the same password for different accounts is dangerous.
- Don’t share your password at all. Keep it to yourself and since, ideally, you should have many passwords, use a password management app to store them.
- Use Multi-Factor Authentication to Secure the System
Multi-factor authentication requires more than just the password to get entry in a system. So, if hackers breach the password, they will still have to breach the other security layers. It has the following benefits.
- Failed attempts to login through MFA sends out security notification.
- It gives you enough time to act as soon as the possible security breach attempt notification pops up.
- Use the Network Segmentation Technique
Use isolated independent networks to store pieces of information instead of storing the entire information in one single network.
All in all, practicing all these techniques simultaneously will increase the cybersecurity of your firm manifolds.