Five Security Solutions to Protect Your Organization from Cyber Attacks
Your organization is under attack! Cyber crime is a global business, and the cyber criminals profit by preying on organizations that are not prepared to defend themselves.
Did you know…
- There is a ransomware attack every 14 seconds
- 1/2 of all cyber security attacks are targeted at small businesses
- Most small businesses go out of business within 6 months of a cyber attack
- The cyber crime economy has grown to $1.5 trillion / year
I'm assuming that your organization already has the security basics in place like firewalls, antivirus & backups. My five security solutions build on top of those basics, and layer in additional security technologies to make your organization a tougher target for the cyber criminals to hit.
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Multi Factor Authentication
Multi Factor authentication (MFA) protects your account, even if your password is compromised. It combines something you know (your password) with something you have (your phone). When you log into your account, it will send your phone a code. If a cyber criminal cracks your password but doesn't have your phone, then they can't access your account.
The best part of MFA is that it's already built into most of your accounts like Microsoft Office 365, Facebook or LinkedIn. You just need to enable it. If there's one thing that you take away from this blog, make sure that you enable MFA for your personal banking account. You're only one shaky password away from a cyber criminal draining your life savings.
User Security Training
Humans are your weakest link in your defense against cyber security attacks. They love to open up attachments and links in eMails, which is one of the easiest ways for a cyber criminal to harvest their credentials. The best way to mitigate this risk is to implement a cyber security training plan for your entire organization. A strong plan should include hands on learning on what not to click, followed by simulated phishing attempts that look just like current attacks from cyber criminals. This learning \ testing process should repeat on a consistent basis, which will continually help to strengthen your human firewall.
Web & eMail Filtering
Humans can't catch every attack, so you should add a threat intelligence filtering service to assist. This service scans eMail attachments and website hyperlinks, then safely detonates them in the cloud before they reach your users. If the attachment or hyperlink is deemed malicious, it's disabled before your users have a chance to open it. You can also configure a filtering service to block certain websites by category, and increase productivity by limiting access to social media services.
We all have a lock on our front door, right? That lock is the equivalent of your organization's firewall and antivirus, which is in place to stop the cyber criminals from breaking in. Unfortunately, this lock will get kicked in when a cyber criminal wants access. A threat detection solution is the equivalent of your organization's alarm system. The solution constantly scans your network and PC's for threats, and sends any questionable discoveries to a threat intelligence service for evaluation. This service is powered by a team of security professionals and artificial intelligence, who take action if its determined to be a threat.
Business Continuity Solution
Take a hard look at your current backup solution. When you have a catastrophic event like hardware failure or ransomware, how long will it take you to fix the problem and get your users back to work? A better question is how much money will you lose while you are fixing the problem? A business continuity solution minimizes that downtime by standing in for a critical system when there's an outage. It works similar to a backup generator that takes over when your power goes out. When the issue is resolved, the business continuity solution syncs any changes back to your critical systems, and minimizes the negative impacts to user productivity.
How can Beringer Technology Group Help?
Are you familiar with the NIST CyberSecurity Framework? It's a nationally recognized framework that is used to design a strategic approach to the life cycle of cybersecurity risk management. It also helps communicate cybersecurity risk in ways that everyone understands, from IT to HR to senior leadership.
Beringer has the experience implementing the five core functions of the NIST CyberSecurity Framework into your business.
- Identify vulnerabilities with a comprehensive risk assessment, design a strategy, and help implement best practices.
- Protect your organization by layering security, training users and ensuring up to date patches.
- Detect anomalies using smart threat detection systems that constantly monitor your network, and utilize threat intelligence services to stop threats.
- Respond quickly to execute the plans to eradicate the threat, and reduce downtime.
- Recover all systems impacted by the cybersecurity attack, then review & improve the process for the next time.
Are you concerned about your cyber security risk exposure? Reach out to Beringer Technology Group today, and ask about our Risk Assessment solution today!
Beringer Technology Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and CRM for Distribution. We also provide expert Managed IT Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Based Computing and Unified Communication Solutions.
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