The Need for Your Business to Set Up Cybersecurity Is Urgent
In the early 20th century, if a crook wanted money, they’d rob a bank or steal a woman’s purse on the street. Real masterminds might devise an elaborate heist to hold up a Brink’s truck or befriend a millionaire, then make off with their riches.
Today, these crooks look much different. That’s because an increasing number of them are not out on the street taking gold, jewelry, and cash. They’re sitting behind desks, somewhere in an unknown room where they will probably never be found, hacking your data.
If you didn’t realize it already, data is now one of the most — if not the most — valuable commodities on earth. And if you’re not protecting yours, you’re making yourself and your business a huge target for cybercriminals.
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the process of taking preventative measures to protect your networking infrastructure from any unauthorized users. Cybersecurity can include both physical and software preventative measures. When implemented properly, these solutions can help you avoid misuse, destruction, and improper disclosure of classified information.
Cybersecurity is Focused On:
Implementing security solutions will help you identify issues before malicious hackers can ever access your endpoints.
With security solutions such as SIEM/SOC and next generation endpoint protection properly set in place, your infrastructure will expel and defend your network from malicious attacks.
Working with Dynamic Quest, a proactive managed service provider, we can implement the proper security defense that enables your business to respond to threats immediately.
Since when does every business need network security?
Businesses, small and large, ask this question a lot.
“Since when do we have to have all this network security? I’m trying to run a business here. Why is everyone telling me to focus my attention on firewalls, data loss protection, adware, ransomware, phishing scams, etc.?”
We get it.
To help orient yourself to the critical importance of cybersecurity, however, you need to think of it this way: Say you own a jewelry store — a brick-and-mortar jewelry store. Are you going to pay attention to security? Are you going to invest in security cameras and highly durable doors, windows, and locks? Are you going to have a robust alarm system? Perhaps even a security guard on standby to investigate possible burglaries?
Of course, you are.
Well, the same preventive and recovery protocols need to be arranged for any business that deals either publicly or privately on the Internet.
Now, if you don’t have “locks on your doors and windows,” so to speak, you’re a sitting duck for a host of security issues that could bring your business to the ground.
But my business is small/mostly offline/not in a typically lucrative industry. Do I still need cybersecurity then?
All businesses — no matter the industry or size — should have robust cybersecurity to protect their valuable IT data and network systems.
One thing to remember is that cybersecurity isn’t just to prevent hackers from stealing or corrupting your data. This is certainly a big issue that you want to prevent. However, cybersecurity also ensures business continuity.
Say, for example, a cybercriminal is able to hack your system but doesn’t obtain your data. That’s great, but they may have upended your network or impacted your ability to access your data for a time, which can severely impact your business productivity.
Cybersecurity solutions incorporate data storage and critical backups that can be used if you lose access. These are crucial if you are ever hacked, but they are also useful if, for example, a technical problem crashes your system, or a huge storm upsets your ability to access your network.
What else can cybersecurity solutions do?
Cybersecurity solutions can also improve your business’ performance. Managed service providers who know their industry inside and out have the best technologies at their disposal. Ideally, they also know your industry inside and out, so they can make recommendations on the best tools to enhance your productivity and ultimately, your profitability.
Finally, if you are in an industry that requires cybersecurity compliance (for example, if you are in possession of medical patient data or personal financial information), you already know that you need to abide by specific regulations in order to ensure personal privacy and data protection. Your managed service provider can help you establish compliance as well.
What cybersecurity solutions should my business implement?
SIEM/SOC-as-a-Service solutions provide advanced threat analysis and vulnerability assessments. When you work with our managed detection and response team, we will provide custom reporting fit for your unique business.
Next Generation Endpoint Protection
Next-generation endpoint protection uses predictive analysis to block dangerous URLs, unwanted apps, and malicious code from meeting your endpoints.
An integrated managed firewall solution combines multiple technologies into one overarching, multilayered defense strategy.
- Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
- Gateway anti-virus and anti-spyware
- Dynamic content filtering
- Application intelligence control
- Advanced Threat Protection
Email defense solutions use industry proven, cloud-based tools to create a gateway of email protection that integrates seamlessly with Exchange, Office 365, and Gmail.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Integrating a backup and disaster recovery solution will help protect your company from catastrophic data loss. Working with a managed service provider, you can implement the proper solution and have a plan designed to ensure your operation is able to get operational as soon as possible.
Managed maintenance ensures your organization has access to a deep bench of technology professionals who can help monitor, maintain, and protect your IT infrastructure.
A quality service provider will have the resources on hand to engage in projects right away, thus saving your organization the stress of hiring multiple specialists.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a method that requires users to provide two methods of verification to gain access to a resource or online account. MFA will enhance your organization’s security and will help protect critical information from brute force attacks.
Where should I go for the best cybersecurity solutions?
It’s always good to look for a managed service provider like Dynamic Quest. Our team of engineers have experience in a wide range of cybersecurity solutions and are able to provide in depth recommendations to keep your network and critical information secure.
Contact us today to learn more about what cybersecurity solutions are best for your business moving forward.