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7 Ways to reduce the risk of a cyber attack

 2022/09/27   IT & Cyber-Security Solutions   462 visit(s)  4 min to read




Consider yourself lucky if you or your business have not fallen victim to a cyberattack. But don't think you can keep your immunity forever. Cyberattacks are on the rise because perpetrators are ahead and motivated. Individuals and organized hackers take advantage of the lax security measures too many people and companies employ, leaving millions of dollars in money and personal information within reach.

There are certain common mistakes by organizations that we refer to reduce the risk of an attack:

1- Strengthen your current security system:

All software you use in your system and your business will provide guidelines for maximizing security controls that you should follow. Some are as simple as disabling unnecessary services or using the lowest privilege settings.

2- Use a patch:

All it takes is just pokes a small hole in your system for hackers to get in. It is important to regularly scan your security system and all software to keep it up to date.

3- Protect transmitted data:

Just as you protect your system from incoming malware and bots, you need to prevent certain data from leaving your system. It's important to focus on outbound filtering to prevent malicious employees or employees who make honest mistakes from releasing sensitive data or malicious software from your network.

4- Raise awareness:

It's important that everyone in your company is aware of and cautious about security issues. In other words, beware of phishing scams sent via email and messaging apps that appear trustworthy but actually they try to obtain your credentials, sensitive data, or unleash malware on your system.

5- Use passwords wisely:

Most organizations have password policies that address the reuse and strength of users' passwords. But one area that is often overlooked is that the local administrator's PC password is the same password used by the server. It doesn't take long for hackers to infiltrate entire systems and use this information to wreak havoc inside and outside organizations.

6- Don't neglect physical security:

Don't leave your ID, credit cards, personal and financial files, cell phone/tablet unattended, Personnel should be trained to carry these items or lock them when not in use.

7- Encrypt the data:

All PC and personal information stored in databases and servers should be encrypted. This is the best way to protect yourself from hackers who have access to your sensitive data.


Knowing and understanding your organization's vulnerabilities is the first step to cybersecurity. Planning ahead for a hacker's penetration attempts is the best way to deter them.

Having complete and effective cyber-security is out of question, so which IT security technologies will get you to your ideal security posture? We, as Ctelecoms, provide an extensive array of security solutions and we're always ready to help you choose your ideal option.

Whether you’re a Saudi company looking to secure a cloud, virtual, on-premise or hybrid environment, our best-in-class IT and cyber security solutions offer unprecedented protection against today's and tomorrow's current and emerging threats on all fronts.

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