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What Is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and sensitive data from digital attacks, theft, and damage. As a managed IT services provider, we understand that cybersecurity is crucial for businesses of all sizes as it helps to safeguard against cyber threats such as malware, phishing, ransomware, and other cyber attacks that can compromise the integrity and confidentiality of your data. A strong cybersecurity strategy can help to prevent costly downtime, data breaches, and reputational damage, ensuring that your business can continue to operate smoothly and securely.
Should You Be Concerned About Cybersecurity?
Most cyberattacks happen due to vulnerabilities in computer systems and human error. A business should be concerned about cybersecurity to protect their sensitive information, financial data, and reputation from potential cyber attacks. Here are the top reasons behind most cyber attacks:
Cybercriminals often target organizations to steal sensitive financial information, such as credit card numbers, bank account details, and intellectual property.
Cyber attackers may use malware, such as viruses or ransomware, to gain unauthorized access to a system or network and then use it to distribute malware to other computers or networks.
A significant proportion of cyber attacks result from human error, such as using weak passwords, falling for phishing scams, or failing to apply software patches and updates in a timely manner.
How Can You Improve Your Cybersecurity?
It is important to acknowledge risks and vulnerabilities, but it is imperative to know how to develop a comprehensive security plan to protect your business.
To begin, we suggest prioritizing these six cybersecurity tactics
for your company:
Today’s cyberattacks have become more sophisticated and frequent, and many legacy networks are not prepared to handle them. It’s important to thoroughly evaluate your infrastructure’s network security capabilities and create a prioritized plan to address any weaknesses.
Begin with your network firewall. Legacy firewalls provide basic protection but are insufficient against current threats. Assess your infrastructure and prioritize addressing any deficiencies. Next-generation firewalls offer more comprehensive threat protection, including application control, intrusion protection, antivirus, and deep packet inspection, while also allowing integrated security management and scalability.
Old software is vulnerable to cyberattacks, as shown by the Equifax breach that exposed personal data of over 140 million Americans. The hackers exploited a known security hole in the web application, which could have been prevented with an available fix that the company failed to update.
Regularly review and apply updates and security patches to all applications, operating systems, and security software. Upgrade or replace any unsupported software.
In today’s digital business environment, it’s not enough for businesses to just secure their data center at the core of their network architecture. Branch offices, retail locations, IoT and mobile endpoint devices also need to be secure since applications, workflows, and information move seamlessly across environments. Cybersecurity strategies must adapt to this reality.
To protect your organization, it’s crucial to create a cybersecurity culture where employees are trained to avoid risky behaviors. This is important because employees are often the biggest risk factor, whether through phishing, pharming, or simple negligence. Ongoing training is key to ensuring that staff understand which behaviors to avoid or adopt.
Merely instructing employees on how to form secure passwords is insufficient. This is why SICG provides IT Security Awareness Training to help employees learn how to identify and prevent potential security threats, such as phishing scams or malware attacks. By educating staff on the latest security best practices, businesses can reduce the risk of data breaches, decrease downtime, and safeguard their reputation. Additionally, IT Security Awareness Training can help companies comply with industry regulations and avoid costly penalties.
- Live Training
- Webinar Training
An IT Security Risk Assessment is crucial for assessing the health of your network and avoiding data breaches because it helps identify potential vulnerabilities and threats. By conducting a thorough assessment, you can develop a plan to mitigate risks and protect sensitive data. This can help prevent costly security incidents and protect your organization’s reputation. As a managed IT services provider, SICG can assist in conducting these assessments and implementing measures to keep your network secure.
- Network Vulnerability
- External and Internal vulnerability scans
- Network and Systems Health Check
- Data Loss Prevention
What Cybersecurity Solutions Does SICG Offer?
IT Security services encompass a range of measures and practices designed to protect an organization’s information technology systems from unauthorized access, theft, damage, or disruption. These services may include network security, endpoint security, data encryption, access control, security audits and assessments, incident response, and disaster recovery planning. The goal of IT Security services is to help organizations minimize the risk of cyber attacks and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data and systems.
At SICG, we prioritize cybersecurity and offer comprehensive solutions to help businesses stay protected in today’s digital landscape.
SICG provides a wide range of cybersecurity services such as:
- 24/7 Security Operations Center
- Ransomware Threat Protection
- Cyber Attack Responses & Recovery
- IT Security Awareness Training
- IT Security Risk Assessment
- Email Protection
- Penetration Testing
- Vulnerability Scanning and Remediation
- Mobile Device Management
- Web Content Filtering