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January 11, 2019
Cloud-based filtering services use machine learning to detect and block malicious email before it reaches your organization. We recommend Barracuda Essentials and Barracuda Sentinel, which provide excellent security at low cost per user. Net Friends can implement email filtering (including staff training) in just a few hours and then monitor effectiveness over time.
We believe 2019 is the year when businesses should implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) on their internal platforms and LOB web applications. MFA is the single most effective tactic to ensure that only authorized personnel can log into your critical infrastructure. We recommend asking Net Friends to help you deploy the industry-leading Duo MFA service. Standardizing all your applications on Duo’s MFA plug-ins makes it easier for employees to manage MFA prompts.
For workstations and mobile devices, there’s no silver bullet – you need a multi-layered approach to security using built-in security features and next-generation tools:
Does your new-hire onboarding program include cybersecurity training? Do your staff know how to report a suspicious email or unusual digital activity? Do you have a written password policy? Net Friends can help you build a full security policy and training program to ensure that new hires not only get trained immediately but remain active assistants in your security efforts throughout their employment.
Even the best protections won’t stop all attacks. A subcontractor, partner, or long-standing employee can be the unwitting target. Make sure your entire company knows how to handle security incidents properly with live drills and exercises. There really is no substitute for practice. Contact Net Friends today to help you develop a Security Incident Response Plan. The makers of credential management platform Secret Server have a terrific free Incident Response Plan template if you want to try your own hand at it.