How Secure is Your Business?

The UK has around 100 attempted Cyber Attacks PER MINUTE!!!

It probably comes as no surprise to read that cyber crime is a topic that’s not going away any time soon.

According to a 2019 cyber security report, UK businesses are seeing an average of 146,491 attempted cyber attacks every day – that works out to around 100 every minute.

But despite increased awareness about criminal activity, the figure continues to rise every year, with 2019’s stats up a whopping 179% compared to the same time in 2018.

With no organisation proving too small or too boring (or too big and high profile) for hackers to attack, this is a threat that simply can’t be ignored.

Read our eGuide: Cybercrime 5 Step Plan to protect your business.

As technology continues to advance at record speed, so too do the threats. Companies of all sizes, across all industries, need to employ robust data management practices and create a culture in which online security is the norm.

You need more than just AntiVirus to keep your business safe!

Security should be like an onion, with multiple layers of security

Short of unplugging your network from the rest of the world, perimeter security is a necessary evil. Your best defence is to stop any breach before it gets past your main gates. In most cases the simplest form of perimeter security is the boundary between your network and the internet. There are a number of layers to these defences starting with the initial entry point, your router.

Microsoft Office is a massive platform with a lot of moving parts, as such not just one security product covers everything.  To ensure your 365 environment is safe we make sure to advise that you have the following enabled and properly configured;

  1. MFA – Multi-Factor Authentication is turned on for all users
  2. Antivirus for your 365 environment
  3. Malware scanner to check for malicious and phishing emails
  4. Security Scanning of your whole Office 365 account, monitored 24/7
  5. Microsoft backup (using a 3rd party tool) of emails, files and Teams conversations
  6. An IT company who can monitor the protection and remediate issues FAST

A long time ago having just an AntiVirus installed on your computer used to be enough to protect your business, not anymore! Today you need to have multiple layers of security that overlap to give you the best possible protection, remember no one security product is going to protect you 100% Even Antivirus has moved on, when selecting an Antivirus you need to make sure it has EDR (Enhanced Detection Response) Technology which will give you greater protection for zero day attacks.

Cyber-attacks have continued to grow in cost, size, and impact – causing 60% of SMBs to go out of business within 6 months of a cyber incident. Over 80% of data breaches leverage stolen passwords as the principal attack vector – often acquired on the Dark Web.

We offer a dark web scan that not not only monitors for new breaches daily, we can even tell you which password or personal information has been compromised.  We then work with you to correct the breach.

Because employees are the core of any business, they will be the main target for cyber criminals.

Making sure your team stay up-to-date with cyber security knowledge, and teaching them to recognise threats, is imperative to the security of your business.

The threat landscape is constantly evolving, and so should your approach to defence.

Having multiples layers of defence is great as long as you can monitor in real time and have the skill to remediate any issues that arise!  Enhance Systems has a dedicated SOC (Security Operations Centre) that operates 24/7 to ensure your business stays safe.  Our advanced monitoring systems alert our engineers of any issues or potential issues that may need corrected.

Don’t take a risk with your business ⛨

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