Before you select a Cyber Security Agency, it’s important to understand exactly what they can do and how they will help your business.
Many IT companies out there use a lot of frightening terms and complex jargon to scare business owners into choosing them. But, when it comes to keeping your business safe online, we believe simplicity is key.
What is Cyber Security?
The term Cyber Security incorporates a wide range of processes and practices that all share a common goal – to make sure that online fraudsters can’t hack into your system and compromise your software or information. This is important because your business’ online files no doubt include reams of personal data, customer details and company records that are for employees eyes’ only!
If you think of an age before online servers and cloud computing, company records would be housed in filing cabinets or large physical storage facilities on-site. Cyber Security is a bit like placing strategic locks on the doors to your storage facility and implementing measures to take action if someone somehow manages to evade them and break in.
What does a Cyber Security Agency do?
As technology continues to evolve, the business world now enjoys more opportunities than ever to work faster and smarter online. Sadly, as our technical potential advances to unlock more features and functionality, so too does the capability of fraudsters, whose entire objective is to cause trouble online.
A Cyber Security Agency will combine best practice, online tools and expert advice to help you keep your systems and data safe from online threats. They’ll integrate automated checks to run frequently on your systems and identify any safety risks. And, they’ll put measures in place for disaster recovery if the worst happens and your business is the victim of a Cyber Security attack.
What should I look for in a Cyber Security Agency?
Above all else – transparency.
Your chosen Cyber Security Agency should be able to explain online terms to you in a way that’s easy to understand. They should be able to talk to you about all potential Cyber Security risks to your business and help you prepare for each and every one.
They will work with you and your staff to make sure everyone understands Cyber Security and their responsibilities to maintain it. And, they will identify most potential attacks before they happen and take action to prevent them from occurring.
Experience is also key. Cyber Security is an ever changing challenge for all businesses, so it’s important that your Cyber Security Agency is experienced enough to understand how to keep ahead of fraudsters as their capabilities advance. Ask for any testimonials and response stats too as these will help you determine the company’s success rate and track record.
What are the most common threats?
The most common Cyber Security threats include:
A Cyber Security threat refers to any type of malicious action that targets a computer system, infrastructure or network. The goal is to capture your personal or business data, alter or delete your information or damage your computer to make it unworkable.
- SQL injection attack
- Drive by attack
Your Cyber Security Agency will be able to talk you through these and other online threats to your business and help you mitigate any risk.
Virtanix is a Cyber Security Agency made up of highly experienced and expertly trained IT engineers. Our team knows what it takes to safeguard your business against Cyber Security threats and are dedicated, diligent and truly transparent.
Get in touch to find out how we can help you stay safe online!