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Posted February 22, 2021 at 5:29 pm by AITechPark

Security Checklist for SMEs on Protecting Network Infrastructure and IP Resources

Heficed continuously invest in refining their security measures and bare-metal upgrades, relieving their clients of infrastructure maintenance duties so they can focus on their business.

The pandemic brought along a new set of challenges to deal with, such as increased phishing scams, hacking attempts, as well as novel malware. To top it off, many moved to work from home – this raised a series of questions about how to establish a secure remote workplace. While corporate businesses have sufficient resources to address the problems at hand, SMEs have to adopt a more strategic approach to keep the threats at bay. Luckily, when it comes to security, covering all the basics can provide a strong defence against threats even without having a large department of IT pros.

Know your endpoints – and secure them

 

KNOWING ALL OF THE ENDPOINTS OF THE NETWORK—LAPTOPS, DESKTOPS, SERVERS, VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS, ETC.—HELPS TO NARROW DOWN ON WEAK LINKS THAT COULD BE BREACHED AND COMPROMISE THE INNER INFRASTRUCTURE.

At the moment, with the majority of the workforce working remotely, keeping track of all network access points has become even more crucial, as home desktops are typically easier for fraudsters to exploit.

 

Therefore, setting up secure VPNs, as well as reliable remote desktop connections, should be among the top list of priorities for SMEs. This allows to safely access the company network without any malware hitchhiking along the way.

At some point, companies need to re-evaluate their operational volume and determine if it is still beneficial to maintain their infrastructure in-house, as outsourcing could be more cost-efficient. For example, at Heficed, we continuously invest in refining our security measures and bare-metal upgrades, relieving our clients of infrastructure maintenance duties so they can focus on their business. Thus with intense scaling, the cost-benefit ratio would lean towards outsourcing. 

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