How do you know you are at risk from Cyber threats?

Cyber-threats and cyber-crime are now part and parcel of the 21st century. The media is inundated with news stories about businesses falling victim to cyber-attacks, so much so that it is no longer a surprise. 

However, it’s not just major businesses being targeted – cyber-crime doesn’t discriminate - attackers will target all types of businesses. A survey produced by the Federation of Small Businesses states that 66% of businesses have been victim to cyber-crime. Cyber-attackers aren’t prejudice whether you are a small, medium or a large business. If your security isn't secure, you’re vulnerable to cyber-threats, and they're sure to strike. 

The stress of dealing with an ever-increasing threat of a cyber-attack is a modern burden to bear, but every time you neglect the threat, you’re exposing your business to detrimental risks. Research carried out by The Daily Mail claims that only 24% of UK businesses are believed to have security measures in place. If you haven’t already been targeted, sadly, it’s only a matter of time. But how do you detect cyber-threats, and what can you do to prevent them?  

How do you detect and respond to cyber-threats? 

CyberGuard Technologies suite of Detect & Respond services proactively protect and defend businesses from cyber-attacks, by detecting cyber-threats and putting measures in place to help you. They offer four services to accommodate differing cyber security requirements to enable you to detect and respond to cyber threats: 

  • Unified Security Manager 
  • Threat Protection 
  • Managed Firewall 
  • Multi-Factor Authentication 

Their Unified Security Manager module reduces the stress and magnitude of managing your business’s cyber threats, and all of your cyber security responsibility is passed on to their experts. 

Advanced Threat Protection

Advanced Threat Protection is perfect for small, medium or large businesses and combines three security measures to help protect, detect and kill threats to your network. For example, CyberGuard uses Carbon Black Defence, which is a next-generation anti-virus product that not only looks for known viruses and malware, but also inspects files and identifies threats by analysing behaviour of the endpoint, preventing attacks that would evade traditional anti-virus security products. 

Managed Firewall

A managed firewall is imperative in controlling cyber-attacks. CyberGuard’s security team are experts in their field and can detect early signs of attack. With constant monitoring and maintenance of your firewall, with log collection and analysis, to help identify any potential security breaches you can be confident that CyberGuard can detect and respond to cyber threats. 

Multi-Factor Authentication

With the rise of cyber related crime, it's imperative that businesses take a pro-active approach to preventing attacks. Multi-Factor Authentication adds an alternative layer of protection when users sign in, so they will be asked for their username, password and a third layer of random authentication. This may be via numerous external devices, such as a user key fob or their mobile phone. 

Lets’ face it, we've had the same passwords for years, we know they're not secure and strong passwords are hard to remember. Easy, accessible logins are a gold mine for cyber-attackers. Multi-Factor Authentication stops this! 

It’s easy to fall victim to hackers…

We’ve all been there; hovered over an email attachment, not knowing whether to open it or not. Unfortunately, it’s that easy to fall victim to cyber-crime. How can you detect if that attachment contains a hidden malicious script or downloads an encryption key from outside your network, using a known vulnerability? Sadly, you can’t. 

Even having traditional anti-virus security products can no longer guarantee stopping threats. Cyber criminals are getting smarter and now using methods to evade basic security products - one of the reasons Cyber Essentials certification can be so crucial.

For more information on CyberGuard Technologies Detect & Respond services visit: https://www.ogl.co.uk/cyber-security

Sources: 

www.fsb.org.uk

www.dailymail.co.uk

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