Technology continues to advance at a steady pace and it can be difficult to keep up with all the benefits and challenges that go along with it. Security measures that were state-of-the-art just a few years ago have quickly become old news as individuals and organizations with nefarious goals have learned to circumvent them. Staying current with the latest trends in cyber security can easily become a full time endeavor.
As a small business trying to focus on your customers and their needs, the last thing you need is another thing to juggle, especially when that thing looks like a ticking time bomb. We wish it weren’t so (because our life would be easier too), but that bomb you’re juggling is going to explode – it’s not a matter of if, but when. Today we can only dream about days gone by where we could leave our keys in the ignition and the front doors of our homes unlocked. The same is true in technology, we have to have strong passwords and encrypted communications if we want our privacy and information to stay ours alone.
Our cyber security services start like all of our services start with an environmental audit to see what your security practices are and what concerns you have. We then address each of the following areas and apply best practices as needed:
When we do a security audit we take into account every aspect of your environment. We believe that much like your home it doesn’t make much sense to lock the front door if you leave the keys in the lock. By not looking at your whole technology security environment you are leaving something exposed – and you better believe that sooner rather than later those guys you read headlines about who are breaking into Fortune 500 company networks will eventually find yours. As a matter of fact research shows that more than 70% of all malicious hacker activity is intentionally focused on small businesses with less than 100 employees. Why? Because they know that small businesses don’t generally do two things: