IT support and cyber security, while related, represent different aspects of your IT environment. Your valuable data needs around-the-clock protection within a layered security platform. Safeguarding your business, reputation and employees requires a strong, comprehensive offense that includes the right software, processes, monitoring, and ongoing training. Rely on Spectrum’s decades of experience to help defend your organization against cyber threats.
Many small and medium sized businesses don’t realize they face the same cyber threats as large companies. Almost every business maintains a mix of confidential, personal and business information such as employee social security numbers, user names and passwords that cybercriminals leverage for money.
Maintaining an anti-virus software and a firewall are no longer enough protection. To safeguard your business, reputation, and employees, you need to deploy best practices and a strong, comprehensive offense with layers of security and reporting processes.
How do I secure my data 24/7/365?
A proactive IT security plans require the strategic integration of four key components:
- Software: Security cannot become a “set it and forget” IT initiative. New threats to your data pop up every day. Spectrum’s cybersecurity experts work with your team to determine the appropriate software solutions your business needs to stay ahead of tomorrow’s malware and phishing attacks. We take the time to explain how these tools work and where they best fit into your security architecture.
- Processes: Critical to any successful IT security program, the implementation of resilient IT processes define how well your organization’s roles, activities and reporting are used to mitigate data risks. Cyber threats continually evolve and your company’s processes need to be ready. Additionally, time must be set aside every year to analyze, review and improve these processes. Spectrum offers consultation and analysis programs that will help keep employees productive and protected.
- Monitoring: No matter the size of your business, proper security monitoring allows for robust defenses against phishers, hackers, malware, and unintentional breaches. Activities can include, but are not limited to, reviewing suspicious activities, looking for indicators of attack methodologies, adhering to industry recommendations, and meeting compliance standards. We can assist with determining which tools are best for your organization and utilize those to monitor your data 24/7/365.
- Ongoing Training: Every employee needs to be aware of their role in preventing and reducing cyber threats. The most effective way to mitigate risk is to better understand your threat landscape through cybersecurity training. Spectrum provides employee training sessions that will educate users on spotting phishing emails, proper use of BYODs and guidance on how to handle sensitive business data. In general, cybersecurity employee training programs are critical to any ongoing security plan. Within a Spectrum-led 90-minute session, your team will learn important safety processes that will help protect the number one threat to companies today—their employees.
Stop spending your time on IT and let our experts handle it.
You can rely on Spectrum to help protect your organization against cyber threats. If you’d like to review your current team, vendor or security, call Spectrum and we can discuss that today.