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Our recent cybercrime prevention webinar was hosted by Intivix CEO Rob Schenk, and Jay Ryerse, CEO of CARVIR InfoSec.

The goal of this webinar was to take a look at:

  • The state of security in 2017
  • What the latest cyber attacks have been
  • Who the victims are
  • The problems we face
  • What you can do to protect yourself

1 in 5 small businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year. In fact, 81% of all breaches happen to small and mid-sized businesses – 97% of which could have been prevented using technology that is available today. Where a threat like ransomware is concerned, simply having a good data backup system in place can save your business the cost of caving to ransom demands, and make the recovery process much faster, and much smoother.

One of the best ways to keep harmful content at bay is to educate your staff on how to spot typical spam techniques, such as fake domains with minor misspellings, “fear tactic” subject lines for emails that are requesting funds, or odd instructions such as ‘available by email only today’ that make verifying the validity of requests difficult, and how to properly react to a suspicious email.

The most important thing to remember when addressing cyber security concerns is that there isn’t one single solution that will fully protect your business. You should always consider your security system to be a work in progress. Threats are constantly evolving, which means your security needs to do the same. A multi-layered approach to security is your best defense, and each layer needs to be kept up to date in order to be effective. This includes:

  • Spam email filtering
  • Password management
  • System and software updates
  • Employee training
  • Firewall technology
  • Encryption technology
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Advanced security solutions (replacing outdated antivirus tools, upgrading security measures where needed, etc.)

A vulnerability assessment is a great way to find out where your business stands by identifying potential gaps in your security infrastructure, finding flaws in the way your team is currently handling security threats, and helping you figure out what changes can be made to fully protect your business. A vulnerability assessment is also a great starting point for creating a cyber incident response plan, which puts protocols in place to make sure you and your team know exactly how to react to any potential crisis situation.

Want to learn more about what you can do starting right now to protect your business against cyber threats? Contact us at sales@intivix.com or (415) 543 1033 . We’re the cyber security professionals businesses in San Francisco trust.

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