Protecting your business…
Posted 20/11/2020 by growe
Recent trends and statistics have revealed a huge increase in hacked and breached data. 64% of companies worldwide have experienced at least one form of cyber-attack and over 30,000 websites are hacked daily. Every 39 seconds, a cyber-attack takes place and by the end of 2020, the frequency is predicted to increase to every 11 seconds.
Companies with unprotected data and/or weak cybersecurity solutions in place are increasingly vulnerable to attacks. It is vital that companies embed cybersecurity awareness and protection into their culture.
The detrimental effects of these cyber attacks cost businesses millions each year and many never recover. Attackers are smarter and more convincing than ever before, and one method of protection is not enough to fully safeguard your business.
Solutions are available and we are here to help protect your business from becoming one of these scary statistics. The most effective and secure protection includes:
- Strong Email Security
90% of cyber attacks on businesses are initiated via email. An effective email security solution protects against all internal and external email threats and safeguards your business through anti-virus, impersonation protection and detailed attachment scanning.
- Multi-Factor Authentication
MFA is an authentication method which provides any type of business account with a second layer of security, asking for a unique code which is sent to one of your devices. This ensures only authorised personnel can access the corporate systems and data.
Using a number of efficacious anti-virus products will provide your business with robust protection against evolving cyber threats and viruses.
- Next Generation Firewalls
A next generation firewall is a network security device that gives you visibility, control and protection of the traffic flowing through your network, even if its encrypted. This provides security capabilities such as in-line deep inspection and intrusion prevention systems.
- Patch Management
Ensuring the latest software is installed on your devices is vital as older versions can be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Patch management solutions update everything on your device automatically, preventing attacks and exploitation.
- Air-gapped Cloud Backups
If your data is compromised or lost, then you will need to get it back with minimal loss or productivity meaning you will need to recover it from a backup. It is vital to keep a backup away from your network, e.g. in the cloud, with a literal gap of air between it and your backup, as malware and ransomware can destroy data on a network it gains access to. Our cloud backup solution makes it impossible for the hacker to interfere or delete cloud backups within the backup software, ensuring your cloud copy is always safe.
- Software restriction policies
Software Restriction Policies (SRP) is a feature that identifies software programs running on computers in a domain and controls the ability of those programs to run. SRP ultimately prevents ransomware doing any damage by blocking dangerous applications. The below message will pop up when trying to run an unauthorised application:
- Training and awareness
It is important to keep your employees up-to-date and trained on cyber threats and how to identify malicious content.
Protecting your business is vital to securing its future. This requires diligence and an airtight cybersecurity strategy. As a company, we are Cyber Essentials Plus accredited, offering leading cybersecurity solutions to perfectly suit your business.
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