Managed IT services providers in Birmingham have begun providing security more intensely than ever, and there are a number of reasons for this. For illustration, consider the 2017 WannaCry attack, which was a ransomware worm affecting 150+ countries and disseminated by North Korea. WannaCry affected businesses the world over, but it was launched through the auspices of a previously rogue nation. Though North Korea has vowed to end its contention with South Korea, they are by no means the only rogue nation with access to IT. Countries in the middle east grow savvy every day, and some of the most substantial digital theft in the world comes out of China. Anymore, remaining secure from the digital terrorism that results from cybercriminal extortion requires assistance from an MSP. Several key points of advice such companies are likely to give you pertaining to this cyber scourge include:
Regular employee education
Institution of proper defense protocols
Regular updates and patches
Requisite BDR solutions
Incident response plans that are regularly tested
Regular Employee Education
To increase the scope of cyber terrorism, consider that the majority of vulnerabilities to a given company emanate from the inside. A managed IT services provider in Birmingham can help you to train and educate employees such that internal threats can be curbed.
Institution of Proper Defense Protocols
There are quite a number of protocols you'll want to institute to most reliably secure your business. These include proactive alert solutions, antivirus, and anti-malware software, monitoring that is 24/7, institution and management of the newest firewall solutions, and consultation/support on-site.
Regular Updates and Patches
You need to patch your operations as regularly as possible. The North Korean ransomware worm "WannaCry" didn't affect businesses that instituted patches when the possibility of a threat became known. If you can automate patching, that's even better.
Requisite BDR Solutions
Backup and data recovery (BDR) is absolutely integral. It's impossible to properly prepare for all cyber attacks. Even the best security still has one inescapable vulnerability— human imperfection. You need a BDR solution in place as a catch-all against the worst-case scenario.
Incident Response Plans and Testing
Dovetailing from BDR, you need an IRP (Incident Response Plan) in place, and you need to test it regularly.
Preventing Cyber Terrorism
Managed IT services in Birmingham from ION247 can help you comprehensively secure operations against the digital terrorism of cybercriminals, as well as other underhanded "black hat" actors hiding on the internet today. Contact us now to determine where your company's weaknesses lie and how best to effectively increase security precautions against growing digital threats.