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Cybersecurity is an Imperative

We all know how important it is to have security in place for your organization’s information technology. Given the heightened risk environment that exists today, it is crucial that multiple layers of protection be put into place to combat cybersecurity risks. Does your organization have a cybersecurity strategy that is well defined and in place? Security threats can come from anywhere: getting hacked by visiting a website that delivers malware to your device and then on to your systems; password phishing attacks through email; software with unpatched vulnerabilities; social media threats/requests; and other more persistent and far-reaching issues.

BUILD A MULTI-LEVEL SECURITY STRATEGY

Some of the key areas you need to plan for include:

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Network security
  • Cloud security
  • Application security (software, web and mobile)

The range of protections needed are diverse. You need to be armed with anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-ransomware protection – all designed for continuous fortification and as another line of defense against potential threats for wherever your users go on the Internet by preventing connections to potentially malicious destinations. Ongoing monitoring is another layer that can regularly check your machines for hundreds of abnormalities or potential issues that could arise.

Your networks should, at a minimum, include at least one firewall appliance. This dedicated security device serves as a gatekeeper between your organization’s network and the outside world. This regularly-monitored and maintained firewall solution helps to not only keep external threats out, but it can also alert you to subtler issues by intercepting outgoing data as well.

Making sure you have an adequate backup and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solution is another aspect of your overall security strategy that cannot be overlooked. PCA advocates a combined on-premise and cloud solution to address this very crucial need – to ensure that your network environment can be restored in the advent of an unexpected security event.

Finally, one of the biggest risks in security for your organization begins with your people and their level of awareness and understanding. Social engineering techniques have become highly sophisticated and specifically target human behavior flaws. We can educate your users with our PCA-developed Cybersecurity User Awareness presentation or assist you in developing a security awareness training program to regularly continually educate your employees.

Talk to us about what your current cybersecurity profile looks like and we can help evaluate and mitigate the gaps in your protection to help keep your business intact and safe from cyber criminals.