RDP: What is its importance?

RDP: What is its importance?

RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol, and it’s how you and your team connect to your business network using your laptops when you’re away from the office. Our IT support will gladly assist you with any questions, concerns, or issues along the way.

Tech companies and their security precautions are an essential part of keeping companies up and running. But because anyone can reach an RDP through the internet, that does present a risk. In fact, attacks on RDPs surged by 768% in 2020. Whoa.

47% of ransomware attacks start with the RDP being compromised in some way.
So, what do you do to protect your business from becoming a victim?

1. MFA: Set up Multi-Factor Authentication across your devices. This is where you have to generate a code on a separate device to prove it’s really you logging in.
2. ACL: Limit who can access your network, by setting up Access Control Links. This is like a security guard on the door deciding who can get in, and who can’t.
3. VPN: Set up a Virtual Private Network. This is an encrypted ‘tunnel’ for your connection to your business. No one else can see what info you’re sending or receiving.

A lack of security measures can make your business an easy target. Taking the necessary precautions will protect your business, team, and valued clients from breaches and attacks. Our Managed IT Services can assist your company with RDP to protect your data and reputation.

You know that if your business becomes the victim of cyber-crime, you should report it to the FBI or your countries equivalent. And lots of businesses have been doing just that.

Last year, the FBI received 791,790 complaints of internet crime. This was up to 300,000 from 2019. And yes, you’ve guessed it, the pandemic is to blame for this one.

While we were trying to protect ourselves and our loved ones from Covid-19, cybercriminals were taking advantage. Americans lost more than $4.2 billion to scammers.

The biggest source of loss? Business email compromise.