Securing Your IT Infrastructure

Make sure you are safe from Cyber Attacks.

As 2017 comes to a close, there is no better time to make sure your company is safe from cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest concern treating companies today.  “No business, industry or organization is bulletproof when it comes to the compromised data,” Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report states. It’s not just Target and Home Depot in 2014 that the cyber criminals have their eyes set on. Businesses around the world and regardless of size or industry have been targeted by hackers.  According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of data breaches in the U.S. increased by 40 percent from 2015 to 2016, reaching a record high of nearly 2000 last year.

Breaches involving sensitive information can have devastating effect not to mention severe consequences for businesses. Avoiding them requires constant vigilance since hackers and malware become more sophisticated and dynamic. Failure to take the right steps might make your business an easy target.

It’s important now more than ever to safeguard your IT infrastructure from cybercriminals. Start by performing a security audit.

You can’t properly secure your IT infrastructure without first figuring out what your starting point is and how much work you need to do. Here are a few things that performing a security audit will accomplish for your business:

  1. Establish benchmarks for your organization. Evaluating the current level of security for your IT infrastructure will help you set benchmarks related to where you are now and what you would like to accomplish/where you would ideally like to be.
  2. Identify vulnerabilities. An audit will include an analysis of the gaps in your current security services/solutions and pinpoint places where your infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks. This will include testing to determine if any of your devices are vulnerable to cybercriminals and data breaches. As a result, you’ll know exactly what you need to focus on and where you should concentrate your efforts to shore up your defenses.
  3. Provide a list of action items. A comprehensive IT audit will help your company create a list of the actions you need to perform to fix the vulnerabilities identified in your current defenses.

A security audit serves as a great starting point for any business looking to protect its IT infrastructure from cybersecurity threats. However, an audit is only the beginning of the process: Many more steps are necessary to fully secure your infrastructure. If you’d like to learn more about IT security, feel free to contact our expert team. We provide a full range of advanced cybersecurity solutions and services and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.