At a time when all types of businesses face unpredictable and fast changing risks, advanced protection and expert advice is vital. TechPath ensures your IT is secure, so you can get on with business.
What are the Potential Cyber Threats for Businesses?
Cyber security is a major concern for many Australian businesses. With attacks becoming more frequent and increasingly sophisticated, the online choices your employees make are more significant than ever. When it comes to IT security, can you be sure your network and systems are safe?
Some of the most common threats:
Often used to steal user data including login credentials and credit card numbers, these types of attacks occurs when a cybercriminal poses as a trusted source, to trick a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message.
Malicious software that is installed on someone else’s device without their knowledge usually to damage the device or for financial gain. Malware types include viruses, spyware, ransomware, and Trojan horses.
A type of malicious software used to block users from accessing their own data. Cybercriminals encrypt the files of an individual or organisation and hold them until the demanded ransom is paid.
Recent reports show that over 80% of data breaches are caused by compromised, weak, and re-used passwords. All passwords should be strong and unique for each site that is accessed, and for a much safer online experience, paired with 2FA or MFA.
User training on cyber security is often overlooked or outdated for many organisations. Do your team know what a scam email or SMS looks like? Do they do extra checks if they are suspicious? Does your business have policies in place to verify bank funds transfers or change of bank details? User training is as vital as best practice processes when it comes to ensuring that your IT systems are secure.
What is an IT Security Audit
It is essential that every business knows where they stand when it comes to security, so an independent audit is a great way to pinpoint where vulnerabilities lie. TechPath’s IT Security Audit provides an in-depth analyses of network, server, and physical security, along with a thorough check on compliance systems, and user awareness. TechPath’s approach helps ensure your business will not be next to fall victim to the latest cyber threats.
TechPath’s IT Security Services
We offer a range of cyber security services, all designed to make businesses more secure. Talk to our experts to learn more.
IT Security Audit
With the rapid increase of cyber threats and attacks becoming more sophisticated and persuasive, the results can be devastating. Breaches to an organisation are not just costly – they can cause significant damage to company reputation. TechPath’s IT Security Audit is designed to identify and assess vulnerabilities to remove the risk of operational disruption, data theft, and revenue loss, while securing your intellectual property and protecting your brand and reputation.
How fail safe are your security systems? TechPath’s security penetration testing takes an advanced look at your computer systems, network, and web applications to pinpoint vulnerabilities from a hacker’s point of view. By attempting to penetrate your systems, our experts uncover all of the ways an attacker could exploit your IT environment.
Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)
Also known as 2FA or Two Factor Authentication, MFA adds an extra layer of security to the apps, services, and accounts you access by requesting a second form of verification during the sign-in process. By enabling MFA, users are less likely to fall victim to password theft, phishing scams, and brute force attacks. TechPath recommends that all businesses enable MFA and can help your team download the correct applications, accurately configure the authenticator, and provide user training where required.
TechPath employs a comprehensive defence approach to security, with next generation vulnerability protection against malicious attacks. With advanced features such as URL blocking, application control, run time behaviour analysis, data loss prevention, malicious traffic detection, and automated malware removal, your business can experience complete peace of mind.
Firewalls and Network Security
A new era of risk demands firewall protection more advanced than ever before. TechPath provides firewalls that block intrusions at the gateway, monitor traffic in real time, and have complete visibility of web activity.
An effective disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented approach on how to respond to an unexpected or unplanned incident. Our disaster recovery specialists work together with you to understand how your business works and how your clients will be affected, to minimise the effects of the incident and quickly restore critical functions.
Moving data and workloads to the cloud can offer huge cost reductions and productivity improvements, however it is vital the following points are considered:
- Have the correct permissions have been put in place?
- Are best practices being followed?
- Has the appropriate plan been selected?
- Is auditing enabled?
- Are you using Two Factor Authentication or single sign on?
TechPath ensures your cloud assets are secure and best security practices are in place.
Your TechPath Cyber Security Journey
Ensures your business is secure before a breach or data loss occurs
This is the ideal approach in ensuring your systems and data are secure – protecting revenue and reputation.
Usually urgent following a data breach or other cyber event
Although this is not an ideal situation, it is a common scenario. We can help get systems stable and recover your data – so you can get back to operations. We then analyse and address what else needs to be actioned to secure your network.
You may know which path you need to take, or you may look to our experts for some guidance. Generally, our team will recommend one of the following options, or a combination of both:
IT Security Audit
Our team of security experts act as a trusted source, analysing configurations and vulnerabilities with full access to the network. This lets us uncover any security issues so we can provide a list of easy to execute changes that will keep your business and data safe.
An external security test where our engineers look for all the ways to penetrate the network and gain access to systems and data. This approach gives you insights into what a hacker could access in your IT environment and where improvements should be made.
Ongoing User Awareness
For businesses that want to stay on top of user awareness, we offer ongoing phishing simulations where employees are sent fake emails on a regular basis to test their ability to recognise a scam. Ongoing education is then provided to any users who click on any of the ‘staged’ content.
IT security can be confusing at times, but our team can help you decide the best approach based on your current level of IT security and desired outcomes – with packages customised to suit your needs.
TechPath’s security experts are passionate about protecting businesses from cyber threats. Our team are highly skilled in technology security systems, data protection, penetration testing, cyber event recovery, and IT security auditing. With customers in a multitude of industries, we know where vulnerabilities lie and work with you to quickly identify and eliminate risks.
What Are The Next Steps?
Is your business protected against today’s cyber security risks?
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