Cyber Security Matters

Cyber Security Matters | Segue Systems Edmonton

Each month more cyber security breaches occur. This is a leading problem in the office since data is such a huge part of work activity. A company is at risk from both exterior and interior sources.

The internal side of a company needs protection by cyber security. IT security provides a safeguard for both the data transmitted within and the data outside of the network. Data at rest needs protections such as access controls, awareness controls, training, risk assessment and constant monitoring.

Protective management of the vulnerabilities include:

  1. User access controls firewall that are accurately configured
  2. Intrusion Detection Systems
  3. Current software and patch management
  4. Up-to-date antivirus and endpoint security for software and hardware
  5. Backup systems
  6. Off-site storage
  7. Data encryption
  8. Intrusion detection processes
  9. Proven disaster recovery/business continuity plan

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Problem

The rise of BYOD (bring your own device) has opened the door for greater risk. Most of the BYOD users are using cloud-based systems which result in extra threats.

You don't want to be that business that experiences hurt "all for the want of a horse-shoe nail." Target is a perfect example. Their tragedy ensued thanks to a security breach transferred to the Target network by a vendor.

Cyber Security Matters

Most of the US states have data protection laws and include legal protection for things like Social Security numbers, credit card info and bank records. A data breach is worth millions of dollars. McDonald Hopkins states that 90% of cyber-attacks are due to a lack of simple or intermediate controls.

Don't wait until it's too late. Enlist cyber security for your office today. Contact us to discuss your options.

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