Technology advances everyday, and as it does so do hackers taking advantage of it. Businesses cannot afford to have subpar cybersecurity measures in place. In order to protect your information and save yourself the time, money, and stress that comes with a data breach or other hacking event, you need to have the best plans in place.
If you’re concerned about securing your business, then consider the following cyber-security services as a means of prevention and protection. These three services are essential for any company, big or small, no matter the industry.
Cybersecurity Threat Analysis
If you’re not sure what cybersecurity measures you have in place or what your risks are, a great place to start is with an analysis of potential security threats – both internal and external.
External hacking, malware, and ransomware are always a possibility, but internal threats, like accidental user/employee alteration, intentional destruction, and data corruption are also cybersecurity threats to guard against.
An analysis will carefully review your email security, identity security, firewall systems, externally accessible applications, and more to identify how you can better protect your business from cybersecurity threats.
A great threat analysis should include five steps: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.
A comprehensive security analysis allows you to identify potential risks and pave the way to preventing cyberattacks. Doing an analysis of your current systems and potential threats gives you an opportunity to make an educated decision on which security measures meets your unique business needs.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Another cybersecurity practice we recommend is backup and disaster recovery. No matter how layered your cybersecurity systems are, there is always the chance for disaster.
Backup and disaster recovery is essential to the survival and protection of your system. In the event of a disaster or cyberattack you want to make sure you have backups of your information stored and a recovery plan in place.
Hackers across the globe are committing cybercrimes every 39 seconds, which means it is essential to keep your networks secure and your data protected. They’re taking steps to attack your backups as well, so having a secure system and carefully laid out backup plan (we recommend an air-gapped backup) is essential to securing your business today.
With an air-gapped backup and recovery plan in place, your business will have greater odds to quickly recover from a ransomware attack with little downtime and minimal loss to critical information that your business needs to operate smoothly, all without paying the ransom for your data.
A good disaster recovery plan will be comprehensive, easy to understand, consistent, scalable, and affordable. Ultimately, a good plan will save you time, money, and stress. It’s essential for businesses in our current technology-driven landscape.
Trusted IT Services
Finally, you need trusted cybersecurity experts keeping an eye on your IT network and actively taking basic steps to protect it. A trusted IT Services team will monitor your network’s infrastructure and make updates and security improvements when they are needed.
Using managed IT services, like those offered by ABS, is a great way to ensure the protection of your network. Not only will outsourcing your IT help your day-to-day business, but you’ll have a team on hand to help you protect your data against cyber threats.
The best MSPs will take the appropriate steps and make recommendations towards layering your security. This could include things like:
- Installing a firewall
- Running antivirus and antimalware software
- Running up-to-date systems
- Using multi-factor authentication
- Having a backup and recovery plan in place
- Promoting a culture of security throughout your company
With a trusted MSP supporting your cybersecurity services needs, you can rest easy knowing that someone else has eyes on your network at all times.
With managed IT services, you can also tailor your plan to the needs of your business.
Your data is as important to us as it is to you. When you work with ABS, you get a dedicated team of specialists standing by, ready to help you with everything from an everyday tech issue to helping you protect against or recover from a cyberattack.
If you’re concerned about cybersecurity at your business, we can help you. It’s always better to be proactive than reactive in your cybersecurity measures! Let’s have a conversation today to see how ABS can help you find the best cybersecurity solutions for your business.