Layered security can help

Attacks can be costly
The stakes of cybersecurity have never been higher, and the bar has been raised for service providers—but the right security layers can help you meet the current moment with confidence.

Multiple steps in an attack mean multiple chances to shut it down.

Start with these core layers

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INTERNET

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NETWORK

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EMPLOYEES

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APPLICATION

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DEVICE

INTERNET

1 Implement a dedicated email security solution to extend the native security in email programs
2 Configure email to disable macros, block password-protected documents, and scan any link extensions
3 Enable proactive DNS filtering on endpoints to help block on- and off-site devices from visiting malicious web sites
4 Close open internet-facing ports including remote desktop proto

DEVICE

Choose an antivirus solution that uses signature, heuristic, and behavioral scans
Set remote monitoring and management (RMM) rules to flag services being disabled in bulk

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NETWORK

Use an endpoint firewall like Windows® Firewall to help prevent lateral spread on a network

EMPLOYEES

Offer regular security training to help users recognize scams, set strong passwords, and follow security policies

Then add these advanced layers:

DEVICE

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Swap out antivirus (AV) for endpoint detection and response (EDR) that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning


Consider offering endpoint vulnerability scans to find such issues as missing patches, default passwords, and misconfigurations

APPLICATION

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Reduce shadow IT by limiting users from installing unsupported software via an allow/deny list application like AppLocker®


Review cloud software by examining their security protocols published on their website 
(and be wary of those that don’t)

EMPLOYEES

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Use a password manager internally for your team and offer password-management-as-a-service to customers to further lock down user credentials


Implement multifactor for added security, preferably using an authenticator application instead of text or email

INTERNET

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Add a next-generation firewall that offers security features like malware detection, intrusion prevention, and SSL inspection


Look into cloud-based firewalls to further move protection outside of the perimeter

We can Monitor network traffic around the clock

We Can Hunt for threats in environments and stop Ransomeware in its Tracks! Before the damage is done.

Don’t forget backup

Backup isn’t always considered a security technology, but it’s crucial for any layered security strategy. If an attack lands, backup gets customers up and running fast.

Perform external Pen Test & vulnerability scans to look for additional internet-facing vulnerabilities

Improve your own internal OFFICE security

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3N1 IT Can Help