Free Security Assessments!
Cybersecurity is the practice of defending Internet-connected systems such as hardware, software, and data from malicious attacks. It requires a multi-layered approach utilizing a combination of digital software solutions, hardware, and monitoring and employee training. Our focus is on protecting organizational infrastructures from cybercriminals and hackers, seeking to cause damaged or steal sensitive information.
Network firewalls are security devices used to stop or mitigate unauthorized access to private networks connected to the Internet. The only traffic allowed on the network is defined via firewall policies. Any other traffic attempting to access the network is blocked.
The only traffic allowed on the network is defined via firewall policies – any other traffic attempting to access the network is blocked.
Endpoints are devices such as desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices. Devices can be stand-alone, part of a network, or in the cloud. Endpoint security systems protect these devices from being exploited by malicious actors and campaigns.
The purpose of backups is to create a copy of data that can be recovered in the event of data loss or corruption. Data loss can be the result of hardware or software failure, data corruption, a malicious attack like ransomware, even natural disasters such as storms and fires.
Best practice is to backup to local storage devices, then replicate the backups to a secure cloud storage, where backups are immutable. Create retention polices and periodically perform recovery testing.
Email security is the process of ensuring the availability, integrity and authenticity of email communications by protecting against the risk of email threats. Security gateways filter inbound and outbound email traffic, utilizing multi-layered AI defenses to protect against spam and ransomware, socially engineered threats such as phishing, business email compromise, and account takeover. They also provide various levels of compliance including archiving, eDiscovery, and email encryption.
Empowering your employees to recognize common cyber threats can be beneficial to your organization’s computer security. Security awareness training teaches employees to understand vulnerabilities and threats to business operations. Your employees need to be aware of their responsibilities and be accountable when using a computer on a business network.
New hire training and regularly scheduled refresher training courses should be established in order to instill the data security culture of your organization. Employee training should include, but not be limited to:
Continually emphasize the critical nature of data security and the responsibility of each employee to protect company data. You and your employees have legal and regulatory obligations to respect and protect the privacy of information and its integrity and confidentiality.
Employees should be educated on your data incident reporting procedure in the event an employee's computer becomes infected by a virus or is operating outside its norm (e.g., unexplained errors, running slowly, changes in desktop configurations, etc.). They should be trained to recognize a legitimate warning message or alert. In such cases, employees should immediately report the incident so your IT team can be engaged to mitigate and investigate the threat.
Train your employees on how to select strong passwords. Passwords should be cryptic so they cannot be easily guessed but also should be easily remembered so they do not need to be in writing. Your company systems should be set to send out periodic automatic reminders to employees to change their passwords.
Make your employees aware that they are not allowed to install unlicensed software on any company computer. Unlicensed software downloads could make your company susceptible to malicious software downloads that can attack and corrupt your company data.
Train your employees to avoid emailed or online links that are suspicious or from unknown sources. Such links can release malicious software, infect computers and steal company data. Your company also should establish safe browsing rules and limits on employee internet usage in the workplace.
Responsible email usage is the best defense for preventing data theft. Employees should be aware of scams and not respond to email they do not recognize. Educate your employees to accept email that:
Train your employees to recognize common cybercrime and information security risks, including social engineering, online fraud, phishing and web-browsing risks.
Educate your employees on social media and communicate, at a minimum, your policy and guidance on the use of a company email address to register, post or receive social media.
Communicate your mobile device policy to your employees for company-owned and personally owned devices used during business.
Train your employees on safeguarding their computers from theft by locking them or keeping them in a secure place. Critical information should be backed up routinely, with backup copies being kept in a secure location. All your employees are responsible for accepting current virus protection software updates on company PCs.