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What is Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the process of protecting computer networks and connected devices from unauthorized access, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the integrity and access of the information while minimizing the risk to the companies data.

Slick Cyber Systems offers a range of cybersecurity, computer security, or IT security products for the protection of computer systems from theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

We have expertise in SonicWall, Cisco, Checkpoint, Barracuda, Webroot, and many more. We can provide Firewall and Security solutions for anyone ranging from simple firewalls to advanced Unified Threat Management devices, e-mail anti-spam, antivirus, anti-malware, etc. Keep your business safe and secure with our expertise and service.

Simply put, a data breach is when an individual’s name plus a Social Security number, driver’s license number, medical record or financial record (credit/debit cards included) is exposed because of a hacker. This exposure can occur either electronically or in paper format. Many times, these breaches consist of the exposure of usernames, emails, and passwords, sometimes without involving sensitive personally identifying information. However, there is a growing trend of breaches upon companies and organizations which are exposing very sensitive information at an alarming rate.

Breaches impact all sorts of industries, from medical organizations, government agencies, as well as companies large and small. Some of these companies have made recent headlines;  TargetMichaelsHome Depot,  Team Mobile These organizations have all reported data breaches that affected millions of customers and patients.

  1. Recognize that security of your computer data and infrastructure starts with you and your staff.

  2. Familiarize yourself with some basic terms like Hacker, Malware, Vulnerability, Malicious Code.

  3. Keep computer systems and software up to date and current with all security patches.

  4. Run up-to-date antivirus, antimalware software.

  5. Be sure to install a firewall to protect your network.

  6. Use strong, unique passwords, and do not reuse the same passwords across multiple sites .

  7. Be suspicious of unexpected emails and do not click links or open attachments from these suspicious emails.

  8. Enable multi-factor authentication.

*Engage with a trusted IT advisor to ensure your business is properly protected.

 If your company was unfortunate enough to have a data breach, you know that you are looking at all sorts of problems that you may or may not be prepared for. The fact is that a data breach can sink your business costing thousands to millions of dollars in legal fees and other expenses if you’re not properly protected.

Breaches happen, but did you ever wonder how these data breaches actually affect an organization’s reputation? A recent survey found that it takes an average of one year (sometimes longer) for a victim organization to restore its reputation after a hack. Can your business survive a full year before regaining its reputation? Like most other businesses, probably not.

Jim Slick, CEO of Slick Cyber Systems, a security and networking expert for more than 30 years, recommends that every business should perform a risk analysis to understand where your business’s possible weaknesses exists. If you are unable to perform a risk analysis, then contact an expert to help review your systems. The security experts will be able to provide guidance and then develop a plan to either eliminate or mitigate as much of the risk as possible. If you have a plan, make sure that the plan is updated and tested so that everyone within the company understands that security does not just belong to your I.T. dept., but is a shared responsibility of every employee and executive of the company. Still have questions contact us at (570) 371-5800, or visit Slick Cyber Systems online at www.slickcybersystems.com.

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