Cyber security is the protection of systems and networks and is a critical issue for all businesses. Can your business afford to suffer from down-time?
Basic considerations when looking at threat management.
- Insider Threats – You and your business have taken time to grow and develope and it’s important to protect your data from being taken by your employees. It should be a factor for any business and is sometimes overlooked, but can easily be protected by the use of software that can protect your data being stolen.
- Endpoint Protection – Every device on your computer network is an endpoint, even you employees own mobile devices that are used day in and day out. It’s important that your users are protected from threats such as Phishing Attacks and Virus Attacks and having the right level of security for your business will have a positive impact.
- External Attacks – As with all businesses, you are most likely connected to the internet. The internet is an important factor for communications, phones and email, but these are where a high percentage of attacks come from. You may have heard of a firewall? Firewalls come in physical hardware versions as well as software versions. We would recommend a next generation firewall such as SonicWALL to provide active protection against a variety of threats with the added ability to block specific countries trying to access your network, scanning files for threats as they enter your network and more.
- Patching – Ensuring all your devices are kept up to date is important in the battle against cyber threats and can be easily managed by the right IT provider.
If any of these points resonate with you and your business and you would like a second opinion on what you can do to protect what matters most ‘your business’, then please reach out to our team to arrange a free IT audit to see how we can help. A proactive approach to your IT systems may help you save time and money in the long term and doesn’t have to be expensive