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1. Isolate Your Internet-of-Things Devices
Many IoT-connected devices were designed with convenience, not security, in mind. Routers tend to have a built-in firewall—don’t bypass it with your IoT devices. Even better, isolate it on your network.
2. Don’t Use Personal Bots in Your Office
3. Test Your Team With Phishing Attempts and Train Them to Identify Intrusion Efforts
Train employees not to click on things they shouldn’t be clicking on, says Ryder. Regular reviews will help employees avoid making mistakes.
4. Never Click on a Link Within an Email, Unless You Are Expecting It
Even if you are expecting an email with a link, consider navigating to the website or link outside of the email.
5. Using the Same Password Over and Over Is Dangerous and Can Create Credential Stuffing Vulnerabilities
Use pass phrases to stop credential stuffing, a type of cyberattack that capitalizes on reused usernames and passwords. Consider using a password manager to prevent the reuse of credentials and use multifactor authentication whenever possible.
6. Make Sure an Expert, Like an IT Company or Security Provider, Is Monitoring Your Network
Intruders can spend hundreds of days on someone’s network, exploring and probing, before they make a move that affects your business, says Ryder. An expert can help prevent intrusion.
7. Don’t Rely Solely on Antivirus Software
“Do not think that your antivirus is a magic bullet, because it isn’t,” says Ryder.