How to protect your company against cyberattacks in the UAE

UAE is the second most targeted country in the region for cyberattacks
How to protect your company against cyberattacks in the UAE
By Lubna Hamdan
Tue 06 Feb 2018 08:23 AM

Organisations have been facing digital threats of all sizes, with new hacking methods quickly rising.

With the UAE being the second most targeted country in the region for cyberattacks, the need for companies to become cyber resilient has become of utmost importance.

However, actions now go beyond firewalls and anti-viruses. Here is how to keep your infrastructure protected, according to Dubai-based tech support and solutions company Geeks:

1. Start with the team:

Cyberattacks usually start at an individual level. Be sure to educate and train employees on a regular basis to increase awareness on security threats.

2. Conduct regular audits of systems and software:

Constant reviews of policies and procedures, as well as reducing users’ privileges to the minimum, will help reduce potential threat channels.

3. Stay on top of patch updates:

Hackers target vulnerabilities that were fixed in the latest software versions, in the hopes that companies have not updated them yet.

4. Implement a solution that covers all vulnerable channels:

These include emails, web browsers and applications. Create information flow between employees to help recognise potential phishing attempts.

5. Stay up-to-date on new technologies:

Just as new hacking methods appear every day, so do new solutions and technologies to counter them. Remain up to date to help your company stay covered against the newest types of threats.

6. Backup your data:

Make sure your files are backed up to prevent a data loss disaster. Do not forget that it is just as important to test your backup, as it is to have one.

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