Is it really possible to increase workplace confidence and productivity when you invest in world-class cyber security measures?
Nobody likes it when people mess with their stuff. No one also likes it when there’s someone constantly looking over their shoulder especially if it’s an unwelcome intrusion into their privacy.
This is usually what happens when companies fall victim to cyber-attacks. The confidence in one’s security diminishes. With that loss of security go peace of mind, heightened alertness, and a general feeling of being lost and not knowing what to do.
This is manageable if it only happens to one or two individuals. But what if that same sentiment is shared throughout the organization? That presents a large-scale loss that your company might not be able to come back from.
So, it is in your best interest to ensure that you put in place world-class cyber security in your workplace. The positive effects derived from it are going to be worth the initial investment you put in.
Cases of cybercrime continue to pile up each day due to the onset of new threats created every day. Some of these are novel while others are an “improvement” of an old virus or malware that already exists out there.
Cyber security firms are actually on the seat of their pants every day trying to identify these new threats and finding a way to neutralize them.
That means, although you have the luxury of protection, there may still be some malicious viruses that can get through. You don’t need to worry though; a good cyber security firm will find it and get rid of it eventually. They will also make sure that your office personnel is educated in ways to prevent any security threat from ever arising.
We’ll get to that in a bit.
For now, let’s set your expectations to this: world-class cyber security measures, when deployed properly will keep you protected most of the time.
Now compare that with not having one at all. That’s like hanging a welcome banner and ringing the dinner bell to all cybercriminals around you that your company is up for grabs.
So, what exactly is it that you’re protecting yourself against?
Cyber security threats come in many shapes. They’re also deployed in a variety of ways that would make you admire how creative these cybercriminals can get if only they didn’t wreak too much distraction with their codes.
Here’s a list of what’s out there that can potentially bring your company down to its knees:
This basically causes a system to crash and become unusable due to a deluge of traffic that the network can’t handle.
There are many types of malware currently out there today, here are some:
Adware – usually manifests as ads or pop-ups that customers inadvertently click which spreads the malware to the system.
Botnets – works behind the scenes without the user’s permission. Usually acts like a real person performing online tasks.
Ransomware – This is probably the most overt form of cybercrime as its main objective is to extort money from the affected parties. This is the most popular form of malware these days.
Spyware – sits inside infected systems or workstations and secretly records what the user is doing in the hope of gaining vital information. This can then be used later for profit or to gain access to the user’s properties.
Trojan – like its literary namesake, this type of virus is hidden within legitimate software and either wreak havoc when activated or gather data in the background.
Virus – a self-replicating program designed to overwhelm entire systems.
This usually happens over an unsecured WiFi network. What basically happens is a cybercriminal will intercept data as it passes from the network to the victim. This also happens without the knowledge of the network or the victim at that time the crime is perpetrated.
This is one of the most popular forms of cybercrimes out there as it also has a high success rate. Recipients often just click on emails sent to them which is one of the main reasons why this is so widespread. More advanced forms of phishing actually come in the form of emails designed to look like it was sent from a reliable source.
This is specifically designed to steal data from databases. This usually happens when vulnerabilities or weak spots are found and exploited by cybercriminals.
Here’s How You Are Protected
Setting up a world-class cyber security system in place doesn’t happen in a blink of an eye. It actually takes some careful planning before anything is done. Here’s what usually happens:
Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Test
A cyber security firm will assess your current system and determine what you need (physical equipment or software) to bring you up to speed. They will then do a diagnostic test to see if you have any existing threats that are already within the system and work to remove those.
Setting up the System
Once you’ve committed to investing in your cyber security, the company will start setting up the system. Depending on the size of your operations, this can be done as quickly as within a few hours to a few days. Once all of the physical components are in place, the software is installed and another diagnostic is performed.
Education on Proper Usage of the Network and its Resources
This is the most crucial step in putting in place a cyber security system. This actually lessens the chances of successful cyber threats because your organization is aware of what dangers lie out there.
Aside from that, the added knowledge your employees gain will give them the confidence that they are protecting both the company and their personal assets with the conscious efforts they make when they are online.
Let Online CTS Protect your System Today
Online CTS can help you protect your network with world-class cyber security measures. Give us a call to find out more about our services or send us an email and a customer service specialist will be with you immediately to provide you with the answers.