Cybersecurity & Firewalls

Cybersecurity & Firewalls

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Businesses

Keep bad actors out of your IT environment!

Protect your IT environment from malicious attacks! We provide a complete range of comprehensive cyber security solutions that start with advanced firewall protection.

We also offer Network security, 24/7 Managed Detection & Response, Dark Web Monitoring, Application security, Endpoint security, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Database and infrastructure security, Cloud and mobile device security, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), and encrypted email services – among others.

As an IT service provider, we understand the critical importance of cybersecurity for our business clients. While cyber threats are always evolving, there are some fundamental best practices we recommend to help safeguard systems and data. 

Implement Strong Passwords and Multi-Factor Authentication

One of the simplest ways to improve security is through strong passwords. Far too many data breaches occur due to weak or stolen credentials.

We advise all our clients to implement passwords with a minimum of 12 to 16 characters, combining upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Multi-factor authentication adds an additional layer of protection by requiring a one-time code or biometric scan when logging in.

Enabling MFA helps prevent attackers from accessing accounts even if they obtain a password.

Keep Software Updated and Patched

Out-of-date software and operating systems frequently contain vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit. We provide clients with the tools to automate updates and patches for operating systems, applications, browsers, plugins, and firmware.

Scheduling regular scans to identify any missing patches is also recommended. Timely patching is one of the most effective ways to close security gaps.

Cloud Services

Properly securing cloud platforms is an ever-evolving challenge.  If cloud solutions are implemented, we advise using cloud providers that offer access controls, encryption, compliance certifications, and other security controls.

Appropriate cloud security configuration and controls are even more important than ever before in today’s technology centric landscape.

Training for Security Basics and Best Practices

Human error is a leading cause of security incidents. We coach clients to provide cybersecurity training services for all employees, covering topics such as phishing attacks, utilization of strong passwords, accounting for physical security, social engineering methods, and best practices for data protection.

Establishing a security-focused culture improves readiness.

Segmentation and Network Access Monitoring

Limiting access between segments of the network acts as an essential safeguard. We recommend segmenting networks between departments, specific roles, or device types.

Network monitoring tools like intrusion detection and firewalls also provide visibility and analysis of suspicious traffic and events. Monitoring allows rapid response to contain threats.

Critical Data – Backup Services

No cybersecurity strategy can provide 100% protection. We advise, and can facilitate upon request, regular backups of important data, applications, and system configurations for all clients.

Both on-prem and off-site cloud-based backups are advised to enable quick restoration after an attack or failure are ideal.

Testing backups periodically ensures they can be relied upon when needed.

Endpoint Protection and Email Security Tools Deployment

Malware and phishing attempts require dedicated defenses. 

Upon request, we can deploy endpoint security software to various types of endpoints.  

Security is most effective when deployed in layers. The various layers that can be implemented are secure email gateways, network security gateways, firewalls, anti-virus and malware protection, just to name a few.

These solutions help to provide layered protection against a multitude of threats, such as viruses, ransomware, malicious links, and other threats delivered or encountered by email or web browsing, or active breach attempts.

Cyber incidents are inevitable, but following comprehensive security best practices helps to reduce risk and impact substantially. Our guidance aims to help businesses implement pragmatic defenses tailored to their specific needs and resources. We continue to research, test, and deploy new solutions for cyber protection as threats evolve.


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