In 2023 your business operates from work, home and remote locations. Many businesses are largely unaware of looming threats, hoping their presence flies under the radar. Meanwhile, each interaction leaves a digital footprint tracked by bad actors. Statistically, within 24 hours of connecting a device to the public internet you are targeted. Your staff, website, email and systems are all being monitored for the most ideal attack. With over 90 million unique strains of malware, ransomware, variants of spam, spoofing and bot attacks, small and medium businesses are more vulnerable than ever.
Are you prepared if your administrators click a ransomware link? Do you have an incident response plan when sensitive devices are lost or stolen? Are you sure your staff has only the amount of access they need and know what to do when an incident occurs?
Cloudience provides a comprehensive strategy for assessing, defending and targeting these threats proactively. We fortify our clients with top hardware and cloud security vendors utilizing best practices to address vulnerabilities and mitigate risks that threaten your business, clients and reputation.
In order to best determine your business’ ability to function in the face of a security incident, ask yourself the following question: If you or your staff were to lose laptops & mobile phones or servers tomorrow, would your business be able to operate? Usually the answer is “No” or “I don’t no.” Cyber attacks such as ransomware can have the same effect as companywide lost or stolen devices. Unless your business operates exclusively in a managed private cloud, secured scenario, chances are there are very important contacts, vendors, proposals and data that would cause some or all of your business operations to come to a complete standstill until the situation is remediated.
Another question you might ask is if your company, client or financial data were to be stolen and exposed on the dark web, what kind of impact can that make on your overall business. Data can be leaked, lost or altered rendering a myriad of consequences to the unprepared. A staggering amount of businesses that were subject to a backup failure or data loss as a result of a hacking incident go out of business within 9 months of the initial breach.
Businesses are governed by one or more regulatory requirements intended to preserve and safeguard data. HIPAA & HITECH cover health information technology privacy and security protections for patient records. SOX, GLBA and PCI-DSS all govern various financial and public sector financial and securities practices. CMMC, ITAR, DFARS relate to department of defense and controlled unclassified information (CUI) All businesses, however are required to protect personally identifiable information and fall into one or more requirement categories of confidentiality, integrity and availability of that data, protecting it from loss, alteration, leak or abuse. Ask yourself what regulatory fines would you face in the event of a breach?
How would a data breach affect your relationship with existing clients? How would a publicized incident affect your reputation?
We also review our Client’s E&O Insurance which typically reads there must be a security plan in place including well known basic security and backup systems in place regularly inspected.
CloudSecure is the essential business security suite of software and services offered as a stand alone or with our CloudCare managed IT service plan and includes:
CloudSentinel is our advanced managed security operations center which protects your business from endless and evolving threats with best in class services and features such as:
Let us conduct a full analysis of security patches, rogue accounts, IT policies and exposed data that should be locked down.
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