Cybersecurity Services to Protect Your Business
Hardly a day goes by without some business news story about the latest data breach, phishing scheme, ransomware attack, or some other failure of IT security. It seems that no sooner do we figure out how to thwart these malicious actors than they find a way to get past our defenses. It’s a nonstop battle, requiring constant vigilance.
That’s why, for 911 IT, cybersecurity involves much more than installing off-the-shelf anti-virus software. Because protecting our clients’ data and operations is at the top of our priority list, all our related IT services incorporate some aspect of cybersecurity. Otherwise, what’s the point?
The 911 IT Cybersecurity End Game
Our goal is to erect a virtual bastion for our clients, an impenetrable IT fortress against unwanted intrusions. We begin with a thorough audit of your existing IT infrastructure, operations, and protocols, seeking to identify vulnerabilities where data and systems may be at risk and recommending appropriate remedies to ensure they stay safe. We’ll compare your current IT security systems with industry standards and provide cost-effective options for improving those systems.
Ironically enough, what we have found, from past experience, is that some of the most serious cybersecurity threats arise from simple human error: a combination of employees who haven’t been thoroughly trained, corporate policies that are out of date, and best practices that are left unenforced. All it takes is one careless click on a phishing email or a post-it note with a password stuck to the side of a computer monitor— and suddenly your entire company could be at risk.
The cybersecurity experts at 911 IT will help you create systems and protocols that minimize the risk of human error.
Other vulnerabilities we look for include systems that haven’t been regularly updated, patches that have not been installed, and software that has not been hardened with critical upgrades.
And Don’t Forget the Cloud
As more and more of our clients’ operations and data go paperless and take up residence in the cloud, ensuring security there has become especially important to us. A critical aspect of 911 IT’s cybersecurity efforts includes controlling access to critical systems, identifying threats, blocking intrusions, and enabling preventative measures that stymie cybercriminals at every turn.
Let 911 IT’s managed cybersecurity services help you ensure your data and business are protected from unauthorized access, data breaches, and other malicious attacks.
Benefits of 911 IT’s Cybersecurity Services
Protection of networks and data from unauthorized access
Enhanced business continuity management
Improved stakeholder confidence
Compliance with industry security requirements
Faster recovery times in the event of a breach
- QWhat is cybersecurity?
Broadly speaking, the term “cybersecurity” means securing data and the technology systems responsible for moving, storing, and authenticating data. For businesses, cybersecurity encompasses the technology that’s in place to help keep the enterprise safe and insulated from digital intrusions. An effective cybersecurity strategy encompasses a combination of technology, procedures, and knowledge to keep the business safe.
- QWhat types of organizations are most at risk for a cyberattack?
In short, everybody. Surprisingly, one would think that a large business with lots of valuable data would be a prime target of cybercriminals. But that is not always the case. Those larger businesses typically have the resources and budget to protect themselves from cyberattacks. On the other hand, small and medium-sized businesses without dedicated IT departments or years of experience with cybersecurity technology are easy targets for hackers.
- QWhat cyberthreats should I be most worried about right now?
If you’ve been paying attention to the headlines recently, you’ll know that ransomware is one of our biggest concerns. In this type of cyberattack, hackers deploy malware that locks up computers, and then they force you to pay a ransom in order to regain access to your system.
- QWhat are some common types of computer viruses?
Common examples of computer viruses include resident viruses, multipartite viruses, browser hijackers, file injectors, overwrite viruses, web scripting viruses, network viruses, and boot sector viruses.
- QWhat is malware?
All computer viruses are malware, but not all malware is a virus. The term is short for “malicious software,” and refers to a program or file that is designed to be intentionally harmful to your computer, network, or website. It infects your system to gather sensitive data, disrupt operations, spy on your digital activity, or publish spam. Common examples of malware include viruses, ransomware, trojan horses, spyware, keyloggers, and worms.
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