Intelligent Issue 19 | Page 35



Patrick Schaudel , SVP Product Management & Development SME , IONOS
from a hosting provider , you have to take care of it yourself and make sure that it meets the current safety standards – with ‘ managed ’ solutions , the provider usually takes care of it .
Extra layers of security as a minimum
While keeping software up to date is vital , businesses can add extra layers of security to further strengthen its cyberdefences . The objective is to consistently close as many doors and add as many locks to the businesses cybersecurity as possible to prevent a malicious attack .
free to use and implement , offering extra layers of security at no further cost for businesses .
Another approach is using website security and monitoring tools such as SiteLock , which constantly monitors the website and sends alerts if irregularities occur . In tools like this , malware can also be removed directly .
By adding extra layers of protection such as two-factor authentication , SMEs can make it more difficult for any cybercriminal to exploit either consumer or business data .
Two-factor authentication is a fantastic example of a simple way to strengthen cybersecurity and a ‘ must ’ for any business .
Also referred to as multi-factor authentication , two-factor authentication helps to secure both employee and consumer security by requiring further verification past an initial username and password . First , a user will enter their username and password . Then , instead of immediately gaining access , they will be required to provide another piece of information such as a pin from a different , physical device associated to them .
This ensures attackers are unable to access accounts as they are not in possession of the physical device associated to them . What ’ s more is that these authenticator tools are often
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