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Shire IT has some advice for better Cyber Security

Shire IT assisted SDRC with some emergency repairs to our IT network. They got us back online within a matter of hours.

Here is some of their very smart advice for Shire Business owners.

With 43% of cyber attacks aimed and small and medium businesses (SMBs), can you afford to let it go and continue on without some better defences in place? Even with a limited budget and less access to IT resources you can still ensure you have some measures in place with an effective IT security strategy.

START WITH A SECURITY ASSESSMENT

This is the first step to keeping your IT environment secure. Shire IT look for vulnerabilities in your physical and cloud bases systems and business processes. We use automated tools that can fairly quickly identify the issues, score the risks, enabling us to prioritise and fix the issues.

AUTOMATE SOFTWARE PATCHING TO QUICKLY BLOCK NEW THREATS

With the amount of vulnerabilities being detected globally every day, it is essential proactive action is taken to protect your business. Automating this process means your business is protected 24/7 leaving you to focus on your business. Shire IT have a suite of automated processes designed to cost effectively patch vulnerabilities on the fly.

MULTI FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA)

We see so many organisations where staff use weak passwords like “123456” or “qwerty99”. These weak credentials open networks up to brute force attacks and access. MFA by Shire IT adds an extra layer of security to the login process beyond just using a password and provides easy to access phone or token authenticators ensuring better security.

BE PREPARED FOR INSIDER THREATS

Negligent use of systems and data by employees and malicious attacks are increasing. To protect against these threats, your business needs to be able to quickly and accurately detect, investigate and respond to issues that could be indicators of insider attacks. Shire IT can be in place to detect insider threats by monitoring unauthorised logins, new apps, new users with admin access, new devices added to restricted networks and a whole lot more.

BACKUP TO PROTECT AGAINST RANSOMWARE

Imagine one day you are working on your device and you realise something is wrong. The device, network and software begins to slow down and all of a sudden, you are locked out. Ransomware can cripple a business that doesn’t have a backup strategy and process in place. Even the backups themselves are at risk. Shire IT brings together the world’s best backup, ransomware protection, cloud-based storage and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions.

Shire IT help protect your business 24/7. If you are worried about IT security in your business then why not get in touch with the local and professional team at Shire IT.

Call Shire IT on 1300 744 734.

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