Is your firewall up to date? Are your business credentials exposed on the Dark Web? Is multi-factor authentication enabled? These are all questions a business owner should ask.
Cyber security is now the most significant challenge that faces small to medium businesses. Endpoint protection, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Managed Detection and Response, BitLocker Hard Drive Encryption, Multi-Factor Authentication and DNS Filtering are just some of the many services that are used to secure your network and the devices that are connected to it.
While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber security incidents, organisations are recommended to implement eight essential mitigation strategies as a baseline. This baseline, known as The Essential Eight, makes it much harder for hackers and attackers to compromise systems. The Essential Eight is the minimum set of mitigation strategies organisations should implement to reduce the risk of a successful cyber-attack. By following The Essential Eight, organisations can reduce the risk of cyber threats and improve their overall cyber security posture.
BEC (Business Email Compromise) is the most prevalent attack type through phishing scams which typically involve the impersonation of a legitimate entity, such as a trusted vendor, executive, or client, through deceptive emails. Cybercriminals employ social engineering techniques to manipulate the victim into revealing sensitive information, making fraudulent payments, or authorising malicious actions.
Organisations must prioritise cybersecurity measures to safeguard against BEC attacks and mitigate the risk of ransomware infections. Implementing robust email security protocols, conducting regular employee Security Awareness Training (SAT) to identify and respond to phishing attempts, and regularly updating and patching all software and systems. Additionally, organisations should adopt a multi-layered security approach that combines technical safeguards with employee awareness and vigilance to effectively combat the threat of BEC attacks and their potential fallout
Advanced Threat Protection, Data Loss Prevention Policies (DLP) and secure password management are vital steps in preventing and mitigating advanced cyber threats and attacks. SOLVit’s security platform combines elements of next-generation anti-virus and anti-malware, Multi-Factor Authentication, email threat protection, hard drive encryption, dark web analysis, DNS filtering, application ringfencing and whitelisting and Security Awareness Training to help protect users from phishing scams, identity theft and sophisticated multi-vector cyber attacks.
Cyber Security is about reducing risk, don’t let your business be the low-hanging fruit
SOLVit Network Support has developed a unique, cost-effective multi-layered approach to security that protects your business from advanced IT scams, exploits and threats. Our multi-layered defence-in-depth security platform provides a robust security solution to protect your business, users and data while providing real-time reporting and analytics.