When’s the last time you evaluated your cyber security solution? If you don’t know the answer off the top of your head, you’re probably not paying close enough attention—and it might be time to make a change (even if you haven’t suffered a cyber attack recently). In the debate between proactive vs. reactive cyber security, the former approach is always superior.
What Are Some Common Challenges in Cyber Security For Business?
Even before COVID-19, cyber security and compliance were major issues for just about every business, from large corporations all the way down to the most low-maintenance small businesses. That’s not to say that every company was equally vulnerable—but just because you don’t stand to lose as much as a Fortune 500 company doesn’t mean your valuable information is free from risk.
Reliable, high-quality business cyber security is crucial for maintaining productivity, protecting your data, and ensuring minimal issues overall—and in the wake of the pandemic (and the dramatic rise in how many companies offer remote work), that’s truer than ever before. But if you neglect to upgrade your cyber security, what kind of issues are you vulnerable to?
- Phishing Scams: Fraudulent emails that initially appear to come from a legitimate source (think of a subject line like: “There’s an Issue With Your Paycheck,” and the sender is “HR”
- Malware: A term used to describe malicious software, spyware, ransomware, viruses, or worms
- Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: When an attacker positions themself between two parties conducting a transaction
- Denial-of-Service: When your system, server, or network is flooded with traffic in order to temporarily exhaust your existing security system
There are many more, all of which pose a threat to the performance, productivity, and protection of your team. So, with everything going on in the world right now, are you sure your network is safe?
Why Proactive Cyber Security Is the Best Option
You’ve no doubt heard this analogy, but it bears repeating—think of your cyber security solution like an annual checkup at the doctor or taking your car into the mechanic for routine maintenance. Think of when you’re more likely to catch an issue with either—is it going to be before things become difficult (and more expensive) to manage, or once the issue has already truly manifested itself? Taking the time to make sure everything’s running smoothly (and pinpointing any potential issues before they spiral out of control) is the most effective way to avoid long-term problems. That’s how you need to treat your cyber security if you want to keep your network safe.
Spot Vulnerabilities Early With In-Depth Assessments
Cyber attackers are excellent at exploiting pain points in your cyber security; assessments from 42, Inc. ensure that you’re aware of these pain points before they are. Our team conducts thorough audits of your infrastructure, uncovering any previously hidden issues with your security system and helping you shore up your defenses in the event of an attack.
Stay Safe, No Matter Where You’re Working From
While several companies had already begun experimenting with remote work, COVID-19 was a forceful shove off the ledge for so many others. And even with some businesses slowly starting to move back into the office, many more are choosing to let their team work remote long term. And while that might be freeing for some, it can be a massive headache for in-house IT professionals looking to make sure every employee is safe from cyber attacks (and maintaining productivity). That’s where 42, Inc. can function as a truly invaluable resource for your company.
We have the tools, experience, and technical know-how that set us apart from other IT professionals. We’ve helped several of our clients manage their team’s transition to a more remote operation, all while maintaining high levels of security for their network. It’s important to know that just because the world around you is changing, it doesn’t mean the quality of your cyber security has to change with it.
Work Smarter With 42, Inc.
Real-time protection against myriad cyber threats. Maximum strength endpoint security. A proactive approach that helps you stay at least one step ahead of hackers. That’s what your cyber security solution should be, and that’s what 42, Inc. can do for you. For more information on how we can keep you safe, reach out to our team today.