Cybersecurity is Job Number One!

A common mistake made by small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) is failing to make cybersecurity the top priority! That may come across as a brash statement to make to business owners who are passionate about the product or service they sell and who know nothing about IT. But it’s simply the truth! Cybersecurity is vital because virtually all organizations depend on the Internet, computers, data, and IT infrastructure. Meanwhile, cybercrime continues to increase at a shocking rate. 


Recently it was discovered that gangs of cybercriminals are coordinating to target organizations with the malware known as ransomware. Threats to any organization’s network security are relentless, making cybersecurity a vital necessity. The following are a few tips on access control, which is one of the essential facets of cybersecurity.

What is Access Control?

Access control is a strategy that dictates who is permitted to gain access and utilize an organization’s data and resources. The primary components of access control policies are authentication and authorization.  

Tips to Enhance Cybersecurity via Access Control

Cybercriminals can cause a business to fail, and preventing such a disaster all depends on the company’s cybersecurity. Vigilance is critical in the area of access control. The following is a small sampling of the many helpful tips pertaining to enterprise systems with the capability of directly interfacing with multiple endpoints:

  • For interactive logons, require two-factor authentication (2FA).
  • It should be mandatory that the users with authorized access are carefully charted to enterprise personnel in a specific subset.
  • If at all possible, do not grant interactive or local log-on permission to a service account.
  • This is critical to cybersecurity: Continuously review assigned permissions and centralized fire share access-control lists.


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