Three levels to ensure the success of your business’s IT security
Aug 31, 2022–
As the world becomes increasingly digitized, the importance of cyber security has grown exponentially. According to Forbes, 66% of all businesses have experienced cyber-attacks in the past 12 months.
Governments worldwide saw a 1,885% increase in ransomware attacks, and the healthcare industry faced a 755% increase in those attacks in 2021, according to the 2022 Cyber Threat Report released by SonicWall, an internet cybersecurity company. According to the report, ransomware rose 104% in North America, just under the 105% average increase worldwide.
With sensitive data being stored and shared online, the potential for cybercrime is higher than ever. That’s why it’s so important to understand the basics of cyber security and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime.
Big corporations are being cyberattacked, but attacks are more frequent for small and mid-size companies, see reports from Forbes due to a lack of knowledge and resources.
Let us go quickly over the password policy basics:
- Implement a strong password policy
- Use two-factor authentication
- Keep your software up to date
- Use security tools
- Monitor activity
However, what will protect your servers and your business from cyber attackers lies in the core of your IT infrastructure and landscape.
Let’s dig a little deeper into how your company should approach IT security, software, and applications through tangible examples:
With remote work culture being the norm today, it is effortless for a hacker to be able to enter anyone’s network from any employee’s company device. This specific device has access to your company’s applications network. If different layers such as applications, databases or operating systems are not updated regularly; a bridge opens and makes your system vulnerable to any type of attacks. The hacker now has direct access to enter your landscape and steal personal or professional data.
In a worst-case scenario, if the hacker got access to your company’s network through an employee device, he could now access your company’s active directory through a vulnerability found. The hacker can now block all employees’ access to the different layers of your company’s IT landscape (applications, databases, operating systems) and ask for a ransom.
From now on, your company can no longer function, from your IT department to your supply chain, HR, or even your Finance department. As a result, your company is now paralyzed and is losing money by the hour.
We will now explain our process to avoid these catastrophic scenarios and minimize the risks of your system being hacked. With oXya’s in-depth three-level security services, you can be guaranteed the highest level of security for your business. For more information, visit our website.
Level 1 – Standard
- Stopping attacks from outside of your systems
- Limit the number of network sections that could be accessed
- Hackers are contained within one subnet
- Protecting against malware threats
- Detects and warns against suspicious websites
Centralized Patch Management
- Keeping the entry points of hackers / malicious SW at minimum
- Preventing the exploitation of vulnerabilities discovered
Vulnerability Scanning – CyberWatch
- Detecting the vulnerabilities early and allowing time for fixing before exploitation
- Identify the most exposed assets
Level 2 – Intermediate
Extended Detection & Response (XDR) – Cybereason
- Go beyond typical detective controls
- Deliver real-time monitoring for suspicious activities
- Improved protection, detection, and response capabilities
- Safety measures against threats that exploit known and unknown vulnerabilities
- Against zero-day vulnerabilities by providing temporary protection until a final fix is deployed
Backup Cloud Replication
- Restoring the entire landscape (Disaster Recovery is only productive)
- Workaround against ransomware
Level 3 – Expert
- Inventory your entire global IT infrastructure
- Find and address vulnerabilities
- Monitor your network around the clock
- Prioritize remediation
- Validate file integrity
- Monitor systems
- Simulating a cyberattack on the landscape
- Performed by external security experts
- Scanning the environment from outside
By following these steps, you can help ensure the success of your business’s IT security. Stay up to date on the latest threats and best practices to keep your company safe, and oXya is here for you. With real-time responsiveness and the ability to start up with a Fortune 100 company, oXya is your choice. If you are interested in oXya’s approach to cybersecurity, we would love to hear from you — If you are located in the US, reach out to our US based team here at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are located in a the EMEA region, reach out to our headquarter team at email@example.com