Our backend is where the magic truly happens. It might not look pretty, and it might be a tangled mess of plug-ins, widgets, and code, but it’s how you fit all of your services and digital assets together. It’s also the place where cybercriminals are most often going to search for access to your files and your data. That makes it a key area to secure, and this article’s about how you’ll do that. Read on to learn the top three tips for keeping your digital backend secure.
Your backend doesn’t map itself. Only those who have architected the whole thing will know just how many moving parts there are and how they’re related to one another. It’s those IT professionals that you’ll now want to turn to, asking them to map out all of your backend so that you can look into how you can secure certain weak spots that could be targeted by cybercriminals.
With this map, you’ll not only be better placed to spot where there’s a danger that you could get hacked. You’ll also be able to trace a hack when it does occur, which will give you more time to isolate your most precious data and to fix the breach. Map your backend first, so that you know the important areas to protect.
Of course, the main form of cyber protection is cybersecurity software. This is readily available to download from a number of vendors, for a subscription fee. You should give yourself blanket coverage with a reputable vendor, and then search for more specific advice on how you can protect your more valuable assets – those that are business critical, or those that store sensitive data.
Many of these will all be plugged in and joined together by a cloud software provider such as Amazon’s AWS. Sonrai Security are experts at securing AWS, offering advice on how you can make this part of your business watertight so that you’ll not experience a hack in that part of your backend. Read up on how else you can protect your firm from other parts of your backend to give yourself total protection.
You might be surprised, but the majority of hacks are ludicrously simple. They use the login details of a member of your company in order to gain access to your digital assets, and from there they find a way to steal data, corrupt your files, or put your company out of action for a certain period of time. The weak spot here isn’t your cybersecurity, it’s your personnel.
That means that there’s nothing more important than getting your personnel trained up on how to handle passwords. They should know how to make their passwords as secure as possible, making them essentially random, different from their personal passwords, and changing them every few months as a precaution. If you can ensure all of your staff bear this in mind, you’ll be better protected as an entire organization.
These three tips are the most important for any company looking to secure its digital backend.
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