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Cyber Security

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is the protection of computer systems from theft of damage to the hardware, software or the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. There’s a multitude of different ways a cyber security breach can occur and should be a major red flag to business owners. This is because of the increasing reliance on computer systems and the internet in most societies, wireless networks such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – and the growth of “smart” devices including smartphones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things.

Why Do I Need It?

It may not surprise you that security breaches hurt small businesses the most, but did you know that more than 70 percent of cyber-attacks target small businesses? The logical reason to that is small businesses are less inclined to have the proper security measures in place to prevent such attacks. It’s estimated around 60% of hacked small businesses go out of business after 6 months. Yikes!

The cost of recovery is truly staggering, the average cost of recovery being $36,000 and can sometimes be as high as $50,000. Below we have just some of the known threats out there that can affect your business in various ways:

  • Backdoors
  • Denial-of-service (DDoS)
  • Direct-access attacks
  • Eavesdropping
  • Spoofing
  • Ransomware
  • Tampering
  • Privilege escalation
  • Phishing
  • Clickjacking
  • Social Engineering

What Will Machado Consulting Do to Help Protect My Data?

The best approach in securing one’s data is to first understand the status of your existing network. Our CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) will perform a comprehensive audit of your network and provide a vulnerability evaluation to see what’s necessary to secure things up. From there, we’ll go over the audit in order to have a discussion and lay out the best practices and procedures to keep your data safe.

Thankfully, the many great security measures that your business wants to implement can all be found in one convenient package – the Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. It’s an enterprise-level tool even small businesses can take advantage of due to its affordable rate. The UTM focuses on preventing and eliminating issues before they become full-fledged problems.

We’ll discuss the various levels of a UTM so that you’ll know confidently what solution will best protect your network. If you’d like our CISSP to reach out to you and discuss your network health, you can contact us by calling (508) 453-4700 or you can fill out the form we’ve provided below.

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