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Quick Tips to Bolster Security in Your Organization

  • Quick Tips to Bolster Security in Your Organization-

    One of the top vectors for security attacks is through email messages, and they range from malicious attachments to URL links designed to lure users to a specially prepared exploit or phishing website. As such, it makes sense for SMBs to implement some form of malware scanner at the email server to deflect as many attacks as possible.

    The availability of cloud-based email security services means that SMBs can obtain such protection at a small monthly cost. Moreover, setting this up usually requires nothing more than a small configuration change with your domain’s MX record. GFI MailEssentials Online is one such service, while businesses using Google Apps can sign on for Google’s Postini Services.

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Quick Tips to Bolster Security in Your Organization

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    One of the top vectors for security attacks is through email messages, and they range from malicious attachments to URL links designed to lure users to a specially prepared exploit or phishing website. As such, it makes sense for SMBs to implement some form of malware scanner at the email server to deflect as many attacks as possible.

    The availability of cloud-based email security services means that SMBs can obtain such protection at a small monthly cost. Moreover, setting this up usually requires nothing more than a small configuration change with your domain’s MX record. GFI MailEssentials Online is one such service, while businesses using Google Apps can sign on for Google’s Postini Services.

Small businesses often find themselves in the unenviable position of not having IT employees who are trained in security matters. This puts them in a vulnerable position to hackers, who may exploit weaknesses that would have been immediately obvious to someone in the know.

Recently, Paul Mah highlighted some recurrent mistakes that he sees being made by SMBs. If they apply to your organization, acting on his recommendations should serve to bolster the overall security of your organization.