Architecture firms have become increasingly dependent on technology to assist in the development of new projects and manage day-to-day operations. With this rise in tech comes an increase in the need for a robust cybersecurity system. Knowledge of the best cybersecurity practices can protect firms from encountering cyber attacks.
Knowledge is Power
Security threats are difficult to manage because an attack can come in a variety of forms, including data breaches, malware attacks, and hacking. For this reason, it is important to maintain awareness of cybersecurity threats in the following ways:
- Document all security breaches to prevent future incidents
- Back up data to prevent loss
- Managing employee access and revoking access upon the termination of employment
- Installing anti-malware software and other security walls on all company devices
Each employee at a firm has a point of access to company devices, meaning that there are multiple points of vulnerability to that firm’s cybersecurity system. Whenever new employees are onboarded, it is important for management to educate them on safe cybersecurity practices to prevent the compromising of a firm’s system. Some of these practices include not opening suspicious emails or downloading Internet apps onto company devices. By taking the proper precautions, employees can assist in the protection of their firm’s infrastructure.