While prevention is the first step in keeping attackers out, you must also ensure that sensitive or valuable data held within your network is properly protected.

To continue with the home security metaphor, this is where internal security measures come in, like a safe or a locked box for valuables.

This next concept of cybersecurity can be achieved with a few key features:

Password Protection & Password Best-Practices

It should be no surprise that strong passwords are important to security, but it takes more than a single strong password. Implementing more password-related policies inside an organization, including password expiration, two-factor authentication, and password storage policies, is one way to ensure that password protection is providing the most valuable protection it can offer.

Authentication and Access Control

Controlling who has access to different levels of data is an important step to protect against both insider and outsider threats. Once levels of information access are set, protect your data by ensuring that only specific accounts have the authority to view or modify it.

Encryption

Protecting the data in your network also requires encryption to prevent outside forces from accessing your assets. Encryption can be employed on both your network storage and your endpoints—keeping everything from accounts to data records protected.

Although there are many more advanced aspects to cybersecurity, with these basic preventative features in place, you’re taking the first steps to being more prepared to resist cyberattacks..

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