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Protect Business From Cyber Crime

An alarming trend of high profile security breaches seems to be happening almost daily. So you ask what should you do?

Well if you are the Owner, CEO, or Executive of a business. Do yourself a favor and pay attention to this trend. Become more knowledgeable about the threats that can affect your business. Don’t just sit back and hope your business won’t be the next victim cybercriminals.

Business Victims of Cyber Crime

A few years ago some big-name companies were victims of cybercrime. Like Target’s highly public security breach Home Depot, and grocery chain SuperValu. All had similar issues with cybercrime affecting them. Each of these organizations has all reported data breaches. These breaches affected millions of customers and damaged the reputation of the businesses.

Jim Slick, CEO of Slick Cyber Systems an Infomation Technology service and security company. He said, “It is crucial that businesses strengthen efforts to thwart cybercriminals from making your business their next victim.”

Jim provided some recommendations that a small to medium-sized business. Should use when taking on the important issue of defending the network from cybercriminals.

Protecting against Cyber Crime

Slick said that for small to medium businesses. The key is to build your security as an ongoing process, not just a singular event.

Also it’s best practice that your solution to network security. It should have a multiple layered approach utilizing software, hardware, testing and knowledge to limit your liability.

1. Be sure to perform ongoing penetration tests to secure the operating system of the external-facing server.
2. Slick said the often hackers try to exploit software and application weakness. These exploits allow the hackers the ability to escalate privileges, access security pages ultimately compromising servers.
3. Every business should install security software that monitors web traffic by detecting unusual behavior. Using this can provide useful insight to get advanced warning of any potential attack.
4. Install adaptive authentication technologies, to add an additional layer of security to an application. (Adaptive authentication technologies monitor and authenticate online activities in real-time by correlating behavioral analysis. Profiling devices and data feed on fraud networks.
5. An equally important thing to do is to block malicious applications. This is done by utilizing hardware firewalls in front of all external-facing web servers.

Got questions about cybersecurity? Call Slick Cyber Systems at (570) 371-5800 to take the first steps in securing your customer data.