According to the Government of Canada, your business could suffer the following losses if you are subjected to cyber attacks:
Educate your employees to understand how they can play a role in preventing cyber security attacks and by ensure that your network is secure. Get professional advice on your security deficiencies and develop a strategy to remediate the weak links.
Prices for services vary depend on the size of your company the state of your security posture and the services required to bring you to a good level of security. We will work with you to formulate a comprehensive security plan that suits your organization and your requirements.
Usually, an IT department are responsible for the installation and maintenance of the computer network of an organization. While they provide basic security, the cyber threats are constantly evolving, and a separate and dedicated team needs to be present to secure your network.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is viewed as an added layer of security helping humans accomplish a particular task. The AI system will perform multiple operations that required a lot of processing power leaving the operators free to concentrate on more important functions and pay attention to true alarms and issues to improve the security of a system.
There are 7 layers of cybersecurity. These layers should center on the mission critical assets you are trying to protect. The more layers you protect, the less vulnerable your critical assets will be to the outside world.
1: Mission Critical Assets – This is the data you need to protect.
2: Data Security – Security controls are needed to protect the storage and transfer of the mission critical data.
3: Application Security – Security controls protect access to applications that have access to your mission critical assets.
4: Endpoint Security – Security controls protect the connection between devices and the network.
5: Network Security – Security controls protect an organization’s network and prevent unauthorized access of the network.
6: Perimeter Security – Security controls include both the physical and digital security methodologies that protect the business overall.
7: The Human Layer – Humans are the weakest link in any cybersecurity landscape. Security controls include phishing simulations and access management controls that protect mission critical assets from a wide variety of human threats, including cyber criminals, malicious insiders, and negligent users.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and then restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it.
Many Managed Service Providers (MSPs) offer the bare minimum protection against various types of network attacks. These solutions are often old and outdated with minimal protection from current cyber threats.
The basic concept of Zero Trust security is that you cannot trust any part of your own organization. Zero trust security is continuously verifying the validity of all of the company’s resources before granting the required access.
CSE (Communications Security Establishment) confirms that small and medium- sized companies face a growing number of cyber threats.
Do you have any of these assets:
Any of the assets are of interest to cyber threat actors.
(National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020, Canadian Centre Cyber Security page 21)
Firewalls block all unauthorized connections to your computer (including those of hackers who are trying to steal your data). However, firewalls cannot protect you from malicious traffic coming through apps and protocols. Firewalls are also limited in their capacity to prevent phishing and other social engineering scams. Firewalls also need regular attention and updates.