Three Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks

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Data threats can be crippling for small businesses, and there is an increasing interest in providing better data security in-house.

Unfortunately, many small and mid-sized businesses are discovering that they do not have ample funds or technical resources to take on this complicated job. The speed at which malware adapts, as well as the creativity of malware creators, allows it to be a continual threat.

Today’s threats are far more sophisticated than traditional antivirus. A Jamaican IT managed services company dedicated to Internet security and familiar with next generation anti-virus, such as Info Exchange, is best to protect those small and mid-sized businesses from the nearly 10,000 attempted intrusions happening every day. Even after hiring a dedicated Internet security company, there are still three things that should be done in-house to help protect the business.

Be Proactive

Keep each end point user’s system updated. Monitor and test the entire system frequently. Add layers of security to the firewall.

Teach to Sensitize

If malware fails to penetrate a system, many are instead compromised due to social engineering. A phone call or email is sent that sounds like a legitimate request, but, instead, is designed to steal the information needed to compromise the system. Teaching employees which types of questions could result in sharing too much information and how to create strong passwords that are not worth the time to crack reduces the risk of stolen data.

Use IT Security Best Practices as a Guide

Professionals, such as Info Exchange and our partners, have devoted their careers to being up-to-date on the latest trends in information security. Seeking advice from trusted sources created by these professionals, such as the Info Exchange blog, is a great resource for small and mid-sized businesses to keep an eye on trends.

The threat of malware and system intrusions isn’t going away and will only become more prevalent. Protecting your business is a top priority. Info Exchange provides IT services to Jamaican Business and offers many security management solutions that can be tailored to fit the needs of your business, both now and into the future. For more information on the security management solutions we offer, contact us at www.infoexchangeja.com, email mybusiness@infoexchangeja.com, or call (876)931-9552 on this and other services offered.

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