PrintWhen it comes to network and cyber security, it is easy for small to medium sized businesses to say “not me”, “they are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.

LogixSecure includes a cyber-security prevention strategy.  Cyber security is a business risk and not just an IT issue.  Prevention of cyber risk is a team sport meaning all employees need to participate in a culture that is cyber aware.  This is a change in user behavior and thinking that requires education and tools to become better prepared.

A 2015 study showed that 1 in every 5 small businesses networks would be compromised.  There has been a 165% increase of attacks from malware, ransomware since the study that was updated in 2016. With the ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then, these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat.

There are a number of ways LogixCare along with LogixSecure can protect your IT to ensure that you are at minimum risk:

  • Compliance and ControlRequirements that specify risk management as part of corporate governance requirements. The ability to audit users and assign accountability for irresponsible actions.
  • Updates - Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
  • Firewall - A common mistake in small to medium business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
  • Passwords - Password and password protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing network security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords
  • Antivirus/Antispam - Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why its so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.
  • Mobile Devices - From popups to spyware, malicious mobile apps have been around since the launch of app markets.  Mobile malware is on the rise and expected to reach 20 million devices by the end of 2016.
  • Cloud Data - Hackers are lurking everywhere, if you are in the cloud or thinking about it then you need to ensure that technologies, policies and procedures are updated to meet the threat.

No matter the size of your business, network and cyber security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure of where to start?  Then start with an internal security audit, our team can help get you on track with LogixSecure.