If you are part of a small business you may be unaware or at least not focused on the risk that a potential breach to your system could pose. Anything from account details, bank account information, private business documents and a wealth of other details can easily be obtained if your cyber security systems are not up to date. It is possible that you may need penetration testing to check the vulnerable elements of your system to attackers, to then be able to make them more secure and less likely to be hacked.
Huawei is a company that has recently been criticised for its lack of robust cyber security. This illustrates how even a large company can fail to keep up with the latest hacking techniques.
Some theorise that part of the reason for Huawei’s lack of proper cyber security is cultural as eastern companies tend to take more risks with their information. However, a hacker will take any opportunity to steal information, regardless of where the company is based.
Support and a Good System will minimise the Threat of Breaches
There are many different ways you can defend your business against cyber-attacks. Having two-factor authentication to access your server or network will put extra obstacles in place for malware.
If you are not an overly IT focused company then you should make sure you have a strong IT support system in place to help you install and maintain software that guards against cyber-attacks. Having an ongoing IT support number to call if there is any kind of security breach also offers you greater peace of mind. You should also consider putting your systems through a penetration test, or pen-test as the cybersecurity industry calls it. A pen-test can be carried out by a company like OnSecurity and involves simulating an attack on your systems to determine its strengths and weaknesses, helping you to identify areas of your system that need to be made more resistant to cyber threats.
Working on Cyber Security alongside IT Support will Develop Staff
One benefit of having an expert IT company provide your IT support is that if proactive members of your organisation can learn different areas of cyber security themselves. Whilst they will likely not learn enough to bring the support entirely in-house it is always good to have employees in your organisation that know how best to keep company information safe.
Build a good working relationship with an expert IT service provider
If you are in the market for a new cyber security partner you should exercise some caution given the sensitive information in question. Finding a trustworthy IT support provider will keep your information safe to help you to focus on the parts of the business that are generating money.