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01 January 2024

5 tips to protect your organization against cyber attacks

How can organizations protect themselves against cyber attacks? Learn about our five tips!

All organizations risk facing cyber attacks that can damage their bottom line and image. Regardless of their size and industry, organizations are strongly advised to implement certain measures to limit the risk of cyber attacks. Ercom, a specialist in securing communications, presents five of them!


  1. Train employees in cyber security

In an organization, cyber security must be everyone's business. This is why raising awareness and even train employees is vital. Employees need to be able to identify the signs of a cyber threat (phishing, ransomware...), but also demonstrate good habits to protect their organization’s data:

  • Never disclose passwords
  • Frequently change passwords
  • Lock computers when they leave their workstations
  • Use secure tools provided by their organizations

  1. Update security systems regularly.

To protect their business, organizations need to implement a whole range of data protection systems: antivirus, firewall, anti-malware... But to be effective, these systems need to be updated regularly, through security patches for instance.


  1. Backup data regularly

Ransomware is one of the biggest cyber threats, taking an organization's data hostage. To recover their data, organizations must pay a ransom. By regularly backing up data and storing it on an external platform, akin to a secure cloud, organizations can recover all of their data without having to pay a ransom. 


  1. Limit access to sensitive data

Not everyone in an organization need to access the same level of data. By segregating access to data, you limit entry points and, consequently, the risk of intrusion. You also limit insider risk: keep in mind that cyber attacks can also come from people inside the organization. 


  1. Control remote connection points and all mobile devices

With telecommuting becoming the norm, connection points outside an organization are multiplying. To work remotely and access their organization’s network, remote employees can use Internet connection points that are not always secure (residential connection, public Wi-Fi, 4G or 5G connection...). They all represent entry points for cyber criminals. 

To secure mobile work, organizations need to equip all their mobile devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) with VPNs and/or secure encrypted communication tools. 

Ercom supports you by securing all your communication devices and limiting the risk of cyber attacks on your organization.