Thirtyseven4 EDR Security: Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolutions

Raise your hand if you made a New Year’s resolution this year.

If you’re like approximately 40% of U.S. adults, chances are you set at least one resolution for the upcoming year.  The word resolution comes from the root word, “resolute”. To be resolute is to be characterized by firmness and determination.  When we make New Year resolutions, we’re starting the New Year stating firm promises to accomplish something good in our lives.

The Year’s come and go, but Year-after-year, the most common New Year resolutions remain:

  1. Exercise more often
    2. Learn a new skill or hobby
    3. Lose weight
    4. Save money
    5. Spend more time with family and friends.

Did you notice (with me) that there is one resolution glaringly missing from the list…”strengthen your cybersecurity practices”.

Cyber-attacks are exponentially increasing, ransomware threats continue to plague organizations and home networks alike, costing them millions of dollars, and data breaches have excelled to an all-time high.  In the area of firmness and determination for 2024, cybersecurity deserves prime placement.

As we enter the New Year, below are just a few essential cybersecurity resolutions we should strive to achieve:

Implement complex passwords. Passwords must be long (over 15 characters) and complex (mixing upper- and lower-case letters with numbers and special characters). Furthermore, it’s foolish to repeatedly use the same password for multiple login accounts.

Install strong EDR Security protection. With tens of thousands of new malware and viruses being created and released each day, it’s essential to have reputable antivirus/endpoint security software installed on your system, such as Thirtyseven4 EDR Security.

Maintain regular software updates. Keeping up-to-date with your installed software patches is critically important. New operating systems and 3rd party vulnerabilities are announced daily. Just as you wouldn’t neglect a leaky ceiling in your house, don’t overlook the importance of updating and patching your systems.

Lock or shut down your device when not in use. This is an age-old, sound, and safe computing practice, and it stands true. Leaving your system unattended and logged in significantly increases the risk of data loss (even accidentally if multiple users/family-members people possibly using the same machine/device.)

Utilize Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA is a two-step process when logging into accounts that ensures all logins are legitimate and adds more security than only having a password.

Backup your files regularly. Backing-up your important data is a critical step for company continuity and disaster recovery. It’s recommended to always use a combination of online and offline backups so if your computer ever got infected with ransomware, your files can be restored from the offline backup once the malware has been removed. It’s also suggested to encrypt your backup when possible.

Start using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN will protect you by encrypting your data and masking your IP addresses. This hides your browsing activity, identity, and location, allowing for greater privacy.

Common sense still wins out. Don’t open attachments from unknown sources or click on links embedded in emails or on social media sites. These email scams are highly socially engineered to pique your curiosity, and they are no longer easily identified by poor grammar or spelling. Think before you click.  Also: Be skeptical of phone calls.

Stop posting everything online. The popularity of social media, especially sites and apps like X, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok make it easier than ever to accidentally (or purposely) expose personal information about us online. Think carefully before posting online.  Not only can posting every moment of your life online prevent you from fully living in the present but greater dangers like cyberbullying, an invasion of privacy and identity theft can occur.

And finally…educate yourself! Fully understand and absorb that cybercriminals are after YOU! As organizations are evolving in accordance with health safety precautions and State guidance, so are hackers. It’s essential to stay informed of what’s facing you in the coming days this New Year. They’re clever, they’re smart and they want to harm you financially from both a personal and corporate standpoint.  We all must do our part to remain vigilant against online threats!

These practices are not difficult, and most of them stem from common sense, however, unlike the traditional New Year’s resolutions (that on average, statistically don’t last four months), these cybersecurity New Year resolutions should be practiced all year and with the utmost firmness and determination.

Let’s put “strengthen your cybersecurity practices” on our list of New Year’s resolutions, and Thirtyseven4 EDR Security would be privileged to help you “keep” that resolution this Year! 

Happy 2024!

Trust us to protect you.

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