Software vulnerability is the primitive loophole that hackers exploit for security breaching. And everything that you use on the computer – the operating system, the firewall, the antivirus – is a software. In fact, even malicious malware and viruses that hackers use to hijack a company are types of software. Having said that, it’s quite evident that software maintenance is necessary to deal with all cyber threats – malware attack, phishing attack, spear phishing scams, and virus attack.
If you’re keen on learning about the ways in which you can guard your company against such hacking attempts, the following 4 tips and anti-hacking strategies are just what’s needed.
Keep The Software Clean
A clean software is the one that’s free of bugs. Bug removal is important because hackers can misuse them to secretly leave malware in the software code. And this is how a lot of companies suffer from malware attack – a hidden malicious bug.
Therefore, use network testing and software testing tools or hire third-party investigators and ethical hackers from time to time to get the software tested and cleaned.
Use Antivirus And Firewall
Antivirus software can actually identify if a file/device/attachment is carrying any hidden virus. The identified viruses can then be removed. Besides, advanced antivirus tools can be used to run an email scan. This is one of the smartest ways to identify malicious phishing emails.
Firewall software is a security layer that blocks direct access to the system. As long as it remains unbreached, the system stays out of the grasp of hackers. Precisely, they both – antivirus and firewall – strengthen the cybersecurity manifolds.
The only consideration is keeping them updated at all times. It ensures that they do not develop bugs.
Focus On The Security Password Of IoT Devices
Proper password considerations needed to mitigate the risk of a security breach are given below.
The password should be unique – better if generated by a password generating and maintaining app
The password should be at least 20 characters long
Every device should have a different password not to be used for any other purpose
The password should remain confidential – not to be shared with anyone
Wifi should be given password protection too because an unguarded router is as much hackable as any other IoT device is
Protect The DVR
DVR is the hub where all IoT devices and feed from the security cameras is stored. It’s basically this huge reservoir where all the sensitive information is stored. Thus, guard it with your life – keep it behind the firewall guarded by a strong backdoor password.