Security + Networking
Cybercrime is an ever increasing threat to businesses large and small.
Global cybercrime is on the rise. It is turning out to be a very lucrative business and international criminal syndicates are jumping on the band wagon in order to grab their share of the action. More and more businesses globally are being attacked and their data held to ransom or destroyed by international crime syndicates using ever more sophisticated attacks methods.
As a business owner or IT Manager, you really should be asking yourself these 3 questions now:
1. How secure are we?
2. How exposed are we?
3. How do we pro-actively reduce our exposure?
At Logi-Tech, we recommend a multi-layered network and software approach to security and can supply, install & configure a suite of best-in-breed solutions to secure your business. We use and highly recommend Cisco products but have the capability to use other vendors if required. An example of a multi-layered security solution is demonstrated below:
Layer 1 – Cisco Umbrella – Previously known as OpenDNS, this is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defence against threats on the internet wherever users go. This tool blocks outbound traffic from your business to known bad sites.
Layer 2 – Cisco Firepower – This is a commercial grade physical firewall layer that forms the perimeter of security at your business edge and looks after intrusion detection, URL filtering, anti-malicious & Advanced Malware Protection. Most small businesses simply do not have this layer, or have a very ineffective layer enabled on their consumer grade router.
Layer 3 – Cisco AMP or Trend Micro – The end-point layer is the actual anti-virus protection on your PC/Laptop/Servers. This is the layer that is often the most troublesome for businesses as it involves the greatest human interaction. Humans unfortunately make mistakes and click on malicious files and links. As an absolute minimum, this layer needs to be in place and maintained up to date.
Vulnerability Management - We also partner with security vulnerability management and auditing specialists called Tenable that has the ability to audit your existing environment and provide detailed vulnerability reports.
Ensuring your business is not exposed to cyber threats is a real & ongoing challenge for any business owner. We choose to partner with leading software and hardware providers to offer best-in-class threat minimisation solutions for any budget. Please contact us today if you feel that you may be exposed and would like our assistance.