The Importance of Implementing a Data Protection Strategy in Your Organization

Businesses, large or small, are being exposed to a growing number of cyber threats on a daily basis. Recent trends show that data breaches and hacks are targeted at common workplace endpoint devices that serve as the initial gateway into corporate networks. In addition, many companies do not have a well-rounded security program in place, making them vulnerable to malicious hacks. Here are some quick tips on how our Cyber Security solutions can help identify and test key exposure points into your network and safeguard your business and protect your data, systems and people.

Identify Network Vulnerabilities

In today’s highly mobile and connected environment, end-user devices such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices are targeted by malicious actors to gain access into enterprise networks. Once a network has been infiltrated, hackers are privy to customer and employee information, which may include intellectual property, legal information, protected health information (PHI), and personally identifiable information (PII). Once this information is collected, it is often impossible to replace and can be dangerous in the hands of criminals.

With our comprehensive set of primary security countermeasures, we can protect your most vulnerable devices, secure your data, and reduce the potential for breaches or outages.

Test Key Exposure Points

In the age of IoT, it is important to understand the strength of your current cyber security program, as well as the types of threats around you. According to market research, cybercrimes accounted for more than $2 trillion in losses in 2019. In more than 50% of cases, companies experienced cyber-attacks through distributed denial-of-service (DDos), phishing, and social engineering.

Through our Cyber Assurance services, we can identify gaps in your organization’s cyber security strategy through phishing tests and infrastructure penetration testing to provide a 360O view of the effectiveness of your current strategy.

Implement Best Practices

It is no longer safe to assume that your business is not worth being attacked. According to 2019 data, over 40% of cyber-attacks are targeted at small businesses because they don’t have and/or believe they need a well-rounded security program. If you are a small to medium-sized business, here are some best practices to consider:

  • Deploy an enterprise-class anti-virus software
  • Create and implement a patch management program
  • Create and implement a backup and recovery program
  • Test and validate backups
  • Consider purchasing an incident response retainer from a reputable MSSP
  • Consider investing in an email protection solution
  • Inspect what you expect
  • Train your staff and ensure that security is discussed early and often

When implementing a Data Protection Strategy, it is recommended to consult a trusted partner to guide you through the process. At GuideIT, our Cyber Security solutions safeguard your business from malicious cyber threats by utilizing a configurable straightforward approach that provides you with the most protection for your investment. Contact us to learn more.

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