How secure is your company’s infrastructure from outside threats?

Cybersecurity and why it's important to you.

You’ve worked hard to create your business. The blood, sweat, and tears you’ve poured into your business to make it what it is today doesn’t matter to a hacker, they see only opportunity. 

A hacker sees what you’ve created and they want to take some of that hard earned money for themselves. Maybe it’s not about holding your data for ransom for quick cash, maybe a competitor wants to take a peak at your intellectual property to gain insight on the advantages you have over them. 

Whatever the case may be, statistics show there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds. We here at Exsenic IT Solutions want to make sure you aren’t one of those victims.

I'm a small/midsize business, am I still a target?

Unfortunately, small to midsize businesses are the prime targets of hackers now days because they are the ones that haven’t put in the investment necessary to safeguard their systems. Truth be told, you are the easiest target.

I have a firewall, why isn't that enough?

While a firewall is an integral part of cybersecurity, it is only one layer in the “onion” of cybersecurity that is wrapped around your company’s data that keeps out the bad guys. Simply installing a firewall is never enough.

Ransomware - a brief introduction

Ransomware is still one of the most widespread and damaging threats that internet users face. Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 2013, we’ve seen a new era of highly targeted file-encrypting ransomware variants delivered through spam messages and exploit kits, extorting money from home users and businesses alike.

‘Exploit as a Service’ (EaaS) programs that take advantage of vulnerabilities in existing software products are increasingly accessible. These kits make it simple for less tech-savvy criminals to initiate, complete, and benefit from a ransomware attack.

Criminals use skillful social engineering to prompt users to run the ransomware’s installation routine. They try to trick users into activating the ransomware with emails that encourage the recipient to click on a link or open a file, for example: “My organization’s requirements are in the attached file. Please provide me with a quote.”

(Exploit kit sold on the dark web)

Take a look at 6 common security problems we find at effected companies

Systems are often unpatched leaving them unnecessarily vulnerable to threats.

Inadequate backup strategy and lack of disaster recovery practice/plan (backups not offline/off-site)

Dangerous user permissions (users work as administrators and/or have more file rights on network drives than necessary for their tasks)

Systems are often unpatched leaving them unnecessarily vulnerable to threats.

Lack of layered security strategy so attackers often only need to overcome a single hurdle.

Poorly configured IT security (badly regulated external access, e.g. Remote Desktop Protocol exposed)

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