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Cybersecurity

Today, headlines like these are all too common:

  • “A New Ransomware Attack is Infecting Airlines, Banks, and Utilities”
  • “Spear-phishing Campaign Exploits Windows, Hits Retail and Hospitality”
  • “Cyber Attacks Targeting Small Businesses on the Rise”

Ransomware, phishing, and other types of cyberattacks are increasing in number and sophistication. To avoid becoming a victim, you must take measures to protect your company.

No business is too small to go unnoticed by cybercriminals. The fact is that cybercriminals like to attack small companies because those businesses often do not have the expertise or resources to fend them off.

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Are You Ready for Worry Free IT-Security?

Running anti-malware software is a good first step. However, that is only one of several measures you need to take to protect your company against cyberattacks. Other important measures include reducing known security vulnerabilities, educating your employees, and preparing for the worst-case scenario.

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Reduce Security Vulnerabilities

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Update Your Software Regularly

Cybercriminals like to target operating system software and applications that have known security vulnerabilities.

Our services will keep your software up to date regularly with newly released patches and eliminate known vulnerabilities, reducing the number of exploitable entry points into your computer systems.

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Update Your Firmware

Computers, printers, routers, and other hardware devices include firmware, which is software that gives a device its functionality. Just like software, firmware can have vulnerabilities that cybercriminals exploit. So, it is important to patch your devices’ firmware whenever the device manufacturers release an update.

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Upgrade Your Software When Necessary

When was the last time your software was upgraded? At some point in time, software vendors stop supporting older operating system software and applications. Cybercriminals keep track of when versions of popular applications reach their end of support. Sometimes, they stockpile malware until the end-of-support date and then set it loose.

Our team conducts a vulnerability analysis to identify security issues that are leaving your business susceptible to cyberattacks. Once identified, we work with you to address those vulnerabilities and reduce your risk.

Educate Employees

Ransomware, Phishing and Spear Phishing

Despite being around for years, phishing emails are still being used by cybercriminals which they use to solicit sensitive information and steal money and data from businesses.

Today, cybercriminals are increasingly posing as legitimate companies, creating emails that look almost identical to real ones sent by those organizations. Cybercriminals can even personalize the email to the point where it includes your name and other information about you—a tactic referred to as “spear phishing”.

Phishing protection starts on the ground-level. Train your employees to look for elements such as:

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A deceptive email address in the “From” field. At first glance, the email address might seem legitimate. Example: “account-update@amazan.com” instead of the real “account-update@amazon.com” address.

Cybercriminals posing as a popular legitimate financial institution (e.g., a bank) and asking you to update or verify your information.

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A cybercriminal can fake a problem that requires your attention and threaten unfortunate consequences if you do not take action quickly.

A deceptive URL in which the actual URL does not match the displayed linked text or web address when you hover over it (without clicking the link).

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Cybercriminals sometimes use email attachments to install malware on computers. Many different types of files can contain malicious code, including PDF files and Microsoft Word documents.

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Social Engineering

A system update is good for preventing attacks from digital code, but cybercriminals sometimes try to con employees into giving them the information they need to access business computer systems or accounts. This is referred to as “social engineering”. Hackers like to use social engineering attacks because exploiting human behavior is usually easier than hacking security and computer systems.

Our security team utilizes the latest software scan tools to ensure a safe and smooth implementation of new software products protecting assets and productivity. 

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Staying Safe

When discussing ransomware, phishing, and social engineering with your employees, stress the importance of being careful with using personal information through email and on social media. Cybercriminals can use information they dig up on employees to solve security questions, or hijack networks. 

The Intec team will share their vast knowledge about cyberattacks with your employees. We conduct frequent training sessions for current and new employees to mitigate risk. Armed with this in-depth information, your employees can present a formidable line of defense against cyberattacks.

Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario

Cybercriminals are constantly devising new ways to attack businesses, so despite your best efforts, your business might become the latest cyberattack victim. This is yet another important reason why you need a data backup strategy.

Although having backup copies of your data and systems will not prevent a cyberattack, it can mitigate the effects of one. For example, if your business becomes the victim of a ransomware attack, you will not have to pay the ransom to get your data back.

We help you develop a data backup strategy and test it to make sure that your information can be restored in case your company is attacked.

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Protect Your Business

Relying solely on anti-malware software to protect your business is risky. After conducting an in-depth assessment, our security experts can recommend measures you can take to better protect your business from cybercriminals and help train your employees to spot cyberattacks, rather than fall victim to them.

Contact us today to make sure your company has the proper safeguards in place. Waiting until tomorrow might prove to be too late.