IoT devices require utmost protection from unethical hackers who are always on a hunt to find a weak link in order to slip a malware within the company’s network. And when talking about cyberattacks, the size, and type of, the company makes no difference. Whether it’s a hotel chain, an airline, a search engine, or a small startup, everything is hackable and requires cybersecurity. Having said that, you can count on the following few cybersecurity techniques in order to reduce the risk of a security breach.
- Useful Password
By useful we mean, the password should be long, strong, and unique. The minimum password strength should be 8 unique characters; however, the longer it is, the better is the security. Some of the most useful password tips include the following.
- Begin by changing the default password before patching the device to the network system.
- Make sure every user is given a different username and password.
- The password should make use of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Limit the authentication password and save all the passwords in an encrypted password management app.
- MFA Technique
MFA is an authentication technique that involves multiple identification stages. A user has to go through different stages like fingerprint identification and retinal scanning. Only when the system successfully identifies the user that the access is granted. It is an advanced security layer that’s absolutely worth the investment.
- Firewall, Antivirus, and Firebreak
A firewall is the second security layer after a strong backdoor password. Antivirus detects viruses within the system as well as within the external devices like hard disks and pen drives. Next, comes fire breaks. Also known as network segmentation, it is one of the best ways to reduce malware damage in case a company suffers from a data security breach.
- Response Team
The role of the response team is as important as network segmentation. If the cyber team is not swift enough to detect a security breach, then network segmentation will not be able to curtail the malware by itself. When the security team finds out a malware, it’s their responsibility to make the employees aware of the attack as quickly as possible. For that, there’s a requirement for a reliable means of communication. Unaware employees might click on the malicious links. And that’s how unethical hackers are able to breach different networks, reducing the safety impact of fire breaking.