If it’s that easy, what are you doing to protect yourself and your company?
So how do you ensure that your IT complies with your security standards?
Change is the only constant when it comes to IT – and that’s especially true for security. Hackers are everywhere and there are sites that literally give you the information and the coding you need to hack into your network. If you can copy and paste, you can start hacking a network, wireless, even open your car doors. Samy.pl is just one of those sites. It’s that easy.
IT security has to be easily adapted to new threats. Your protection needs to be flexible enough for updates as needed, without forcing you to restructure your entire system every time a new threat is discovered.
Most data breaches are caused by laziness. Someone didn’t update a 3rd party program as soon as a patch was available, or maybe someone used the same password for every service from email to their bank account. Cybercriminals love to exploit laziness.
That’s why it’s imperative to demand the highest standards when it comes to security. Constant monitoring, regular audits, detailed management – all of these are necessary to keeping your defenses at their best.
Security includes intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus, anti-spyware with application intelligence and control, content filtering, application blocking, bandwidth management and more.
Does your company place security as a priority? It should. Too many business owners think that a data breach will never happen to them, so they take security for granted. That’s just asking for a data breach – cybercriminals are constantly on the lookout for companies with weak defenses. They target small businesses expecting that they won’t have taken the proper measures to stop them.
The best protection is a suite of tools that work in tandem. Budget at least 1-3% on keeping your network secure – even more if what you do requires you to stay in front of your competition. If you don’t protect yourself from free tools like the above, then you can lose your business to the simplest attempts.
You need to discuss security at your company meetings and ensure you’ve placed it as a priority. This goes not just for implementing the right IT for security, but also for training employees in safe practices and discovering where you might be particularly vulnerable. Constant vigilance!
These are just some of the ways you can ensure that your IT aligns with your security standards. To ensure you stay safe in today’s world of cybercrime, contact the team at CITOC: Call (713) 490-5000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.