How to Make IT Security And Cybersecurity A Staple In Your Business Plan

“Look Both Ways,” “Be Safe,” and “Always be Aware of Your Surroundings,” are some favorite safety sayings from our childhood. While we live in an uncertain world as adults, safety is still top of mind. Remaining safe in the world of information technology can range from simple cybersecurity tips to complex systems needed to combat methods used by hackers. With data breaches and phishing scams noted recently, the conversation around cybersecurity is rising. Customer information is prime real estate and requires attention to security as 50% of small to medium-sized businesses admitted that they experienced at least one instance of a cyber attack over the past year.

Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security is the protection of computer systems and networks from information disclosure, theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

While getting started can feel daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Here are four ways we enable our clients to better protect themselves, their technology, and most importantly, their customers in an ever-changing environment of cybersecurity concerns.

Nerds Help You Prepare Your Network

What once could be solved with simple antivirus protection now requires a complex solution to combat sophisticated malware and various evolving cybersecurity threats. As the intricacy and volume of cybersecurity risks have grown, Endpoint Threat Protection is the first line of defense and an area where a business should focus on effective cybersecurity measures for their network. All sized organizations can benefit from building up their IT security measures as it’s not a question of “if” but “when.”

In an effort to effectively secure any hacking entry points of laptops, desktops, tablets or phones from exploitation, NerdsToGo incorporates ideal cybersecurity risk management systems to protect all of these devices through your network or in the cloud. These systems, composed of different security technologies, act as “security ninjas” to notice, analyze, stop and even contain in-progress attacks.

Nerds Help You Fortify Your Network

Firewall Network Protection helps protect your network by blocking any unauthorized outsiders who might try to gain access to the private data on your devices. This can be in the form of hardware or software, and it’s necessary to regularly update to ensure a breach does not occur.

NerdsToGo is your partner in fortifying your network as we offer peace of mind for setting up your castle moat of security while also continuing to make cybersecurity updates as needed.

Nerds Help You Educate Your Network

60% of Small Business Owners have admitted that they do not have a cybersecurity plan solidified. While business owners continually have a lot on their plates, taking time to both work with our Nerds to create your cybersecurity plan and educate your employees can be invaluable to the future health and safety of your business.

In conjunction with your cybersecurity plan, implementing an education process can ensure employees are strong links in your security plan as they become password and email savvy, have two-step authentication, regularly update their programs and more.

Nerds Help Support Your Network in the Future

In the event that your business experiences an unforeseen cybersecurity attack, NerdsToGo also provides Disaster Recovery Services to help business owners fully recover from cybersecurity Attacks. Cybercriminals are aware that most small businesses may not have a fortified plan or a wide range of data security resources to keep them safe.

Ransomware, one type of malware, threatens to publish your personal data or continually block access until the full ransom has been paid. According to Coveware, 55% of ransomware attacks include companies with fewer than 100 employees. This is in part because small businesses don’t have ideal backup solutions for their data. Unfortunately, ransomware attackers believe that small businesses will tend to pay the ransom.

A trusted cybersecurity provider can reduce the threat of malicious activity against you, your business and your customers. Ready to get your cybersecurity plan in place and fortify your business with technology solutions while elevating your business growth? Call NerdsToGo® today!