In today’s internet-facing world, no company can ever be 100% safe from a cyber attack. Most attacks are automated and indiscriminate. Hackers don’t normally target any businesses in particular. Instead, they hunt down weaknesses in technology and exploit them. If attacked, your business risks losing valuable assets and damaging its reputation. Then there’s the costs of recovering from an attack and any GDPR fines for compromising or losing sensitive data.
Cyber security works best with an approach that covers several layers of protection, factoring in all the elements you need to keep safe:
- by educating your people on how they can maintain security
- by developing processes for preventing and responding to an attack
- by investing in technology
Remember when choosing a cyber security service provider they will become your virtual IT department with a complete knowledge of your company and its security needs. They will help you maintain your strengths and enable you to improve on your weaknesses. They will typically offer uncapped monthly access to your IT support desk. It doesn’t matter how many concerns your team have they should be able to call anytime without increasing costs.
A good cyber security service is typically made up of several key features. These features should be designed to maximise your organisation’s strengths and build on any weaknesses.
Managed Firewall Solutions
- Building a bespoke firewall with regular updates to ensure you always have the right safeguards in place, intrusion detection to warn of both incoming and outgoing risks, plus educating your staff on good internet safety practices.
Anti Virus and Malware Protection
- Tightening up your technology’s protection, reducing your chances of falling victim to malware or other malicious activities.
Security Auditing and Compliance Assistance
- Helping your people, processes and technology to be as secure as possible when it comes to cyber security.
Education and Training
- Educating your employees to be careful regarding which emails they open. Things to look out for include sender information, subject lines and content.
- Providing auditing services before and after Ransomware threats, offering advice on how to prevent and recover from attacks.
Reporting and Tracking
- Covering user usage, internal data and data leak protection. Providing you with a full picture on your company’s ongoing cyber status.
- Mobile security for protecting Android and iOS devices.
Before you make any decisions regarding your organisation’s cyber security, it’s worth getting a clear image of what it currently looks like by:
- checking your employee’s knowledge of cyber security, to see if there’s anything essential they need to know
- checking the processes you have in place, to see how everyone would respond to a cyber attack and if this could be improved
- checking existing technology within your company, to see if there’s any way you could use it better
We recommend sourcing a local service provider for the best outcome.
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