Protect Your Business
YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS THE BEST PROTECTION FROM SECURITY THREATS, DATA LOSS, AND NATURAL DISASTERS. NOW IS THE TIME TO KNOW YOUR RISKS, HAVE A PLAN, AND IMPLEMENT THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION.
- How do you stack up against technology best practices?
- What vulnerabilities and risks are threatening your business?
- Can pro-active computer monitoring and maintenance help?
Don’t Let Sensitive Information Sink Your Business
The need to protect your business data and the sensitive information that is under your care has always been important. However, most data breaches continue to be caused by criminal and malicious attacks. These breaches also take the most time to detect and contain.
The longer it takes to detect and contain a data breach the more costly it becomes to resolve.
Over the years research has shown the increase in number of data breaches, and the costs following such a breach. In 2016 a study by IBM showed that “the biggest financial consequence to organizations that experience a data breach is loss of business.” Without the proper protection all it takes is one breach of your network security and you could lose your data, or your business for good.
“Fifty-four percent of data breaches were caused by malicious or criminal attacks.
Twenty-one percent of breaches were caused by system glitches and 25 percent were caused by human error.”
– Ponemon Institute© Research Report
Risk Management System
Creating a Risk Management System starts with a good understanding of your current risk levels, and how your business feels about security in general. The costs facing small business when a disaster strikes or data is lost can be staggering. You owe it to yourself to take the steps needed to be prepared.
STEP #1. Proactive Monitoring and Maintenance
- Create a culture of security in your business, and get commitment from senior management of what security means to the firm.
- Make sure you have a system that can properly monitor your network.
- Ensure regular updates, maintenance, and routine checks are in place for all key business systems.
- Review and know the regulatory and governing rules surrounding security that will affect your business.
- Be resolute in moving forward, and provide leadership and direction.
STEP #2. Technology Discovery and Assessments
- Drive all security initiatives by creating policies, rules, and guidelines to help educate and train your people.
- Define technology use and practices for access to sensitive files and documents.
- Find appropriate methods for handling, sharing, and sending confidential information.
- Identify and avoid potential phishing emails, and malicious websites.
STEP #3. Build Security Defences and Controls
- Surround yourself with qualified professionals who can validate that proper security measures are in place.
- Be on the lookout: have proactive controls and reports to help you understand where your vulnerabilities exist as technology changes.
- Continually review and update technology to keep systems current.
- Protect perimeter defences and guard against internal errors or threats.
“By 2020, 60 Percent of Digital Businesses Will Suffer Major Service Failures Due to the Inability of IT Security Teams to Manage Digital Risk”