We all know that cybersecurity is a big deal in the business world. Even if you are a small or medium sized business, you still need to protect your customer’s information, your employees information and your data. Many victims of these breaches have millions of dollars set aside in their budgets for cybersecurity, but still seem to be unable to protect themselves from attacks. What can you do if you’re a small or medium sized business with a smaller budget and limited staff – maybe not even an IT professional on staff?
If you are worried about theft of company info, hackers corrupting your website, training employees to recognize phishing attacks, ransomware, loss of data…..there are some simple steps we can help you with. And doing these top 5 steps can protect you from up to 85% of the most common cyberattacks.
The CIS (Center for Internet Security) is a forward-thinking nonprofit entity that harnesses the power of the global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. Our CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks are global standards and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines
are continuously refined and verified by a volunteer global community of experienced IT professionals. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC®), the go-to resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial governments. (www.cisecurity.org)
The CIS has prepared an Implementation Guide for Small and Medium Sized businesses showing the Top 20 cybersecurity issues. Below is a quick view of their recommended 20 controls:
If these steps still sound like a daunting task for you or your small business to handle, CSB can send a security professional to you. They will perform an external Vulnerability Scan and review your Administrative Permissions, absolutely free. This scan could show you where you need some work in your network. We will complete a report to show you what vulnerabilities, if any, were found and make recommendations on fixing the issues.
We can continue to review your network for you on a quarterly basis, following the entire 20 Critical Security Controls suggested by the CIS.
To review the full list of Critical Security Controls: Top 20 Controls from CIS
This investment in your network could make a big impact on your business in 2018. You CAN take control of your network security. Let us help you keep your information protected.