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During the year 2014, multiple small businesses spent thousands trying to protect themselves against cyber threats but yet cyber security didn’t prove to be any more stringent than it was prior.
Regardless of how many accreditations a vendor has, it won’t make up for what they weren’t able to do to help you protect your network security. So, what comes next?
This year, 2015, the number of attacks will continue to grow, which means that you’ll need to be prepared if you haven’t taken those steps already. How can you keep from spending money on the wrong tools to prevent these attacks?
Today, we’ll talk about why these attacks still occur, and what you should know before you spend another dime on cyber security.
Three Common Threat Actors on Cyber Security
Chances are you know what common threats are a part of cyber security, but just in case you didn’t know, there are the three most common.
1. Nation states.
2. Cyber criminals.
3. Cyber hackers.
These hackers are sophisticated, and they know what they are doing. Their job is to break in and steal what they have been targeting for some time, so it’s no surprise that small businesses are still having problems even when the money has been spent for an upgrade in security.
Nation states are always looking for ways to easily access information for the sake of espionage, while cyber criminals are always in it for the financial gain. Hackers want financial gain too, but they are easily amused with their own antics when it comes to getting into someone’s personal safe of electronic files.
It would be safe to say that politics has stirred up most of the activity online. These cyber criminals are working quickly, and as the popularity of Bitcoin spreads, they are working around the clock to figure out how to dismantle what was believed to be a safe way to transfer money, and all without fees or interference of any kind.
Securing your small business means that you’ll need more than a firewall. Tools are becoming more sophisticated for these hackers, and you won’t want to be unprepared when they strike. Do you just rely on a simple firewall for your protection?
What could California Computer Services do differently to show you that you don’t have to be victim to security breaches?
A Better Way to Have Cyber Security
More money doesn’t really equal a solution, however, money can buy you some protection. Here is what your organization should know before you make a decision on your security.
1. Make sure that the defense you opt for is led by intelligence rather than a low cost or hearsay. This means that you need to work with a vendor that will analyze your organization and how you operate on a daily basis for your business. What are your potential loopholes or challenges?
2. Hone in on detection and response. Protection isn’t the only thing you need to look at. If you focus on how to detect the right type of threat with the right tools, you’ll get the right protection.
3. Treat this as risk to your business. This isn’t just about IT. These threats are about your business and what you can do better to make sure nothing can sabotage it.
4. What are your most important assets? Don’t leave it to chance. Make an assessment of your most important assets are and make sure you have a way to protect them. Take a look at your budget and see what makes sense. Then go for it.
These are all great ideas, but we can help you avoid security breaches like major retailers suffered in 2014. Don’t let this happen to your business. If you would like to learn more about we can help you at California Computer Services, please CONTACT US today and we’ll focus on helping you enhance your cyber security.
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