Everyday in the news we hear about cyber attacks impacting businesses both big and small. It’s unfortunate, and what’s worse is the attacks are growing in number, getting more sophisticated and becoming more widespread. To add another layer of complexity is the fact that there are multiple types of attacks cyber criminals have in their arsenal.
It’s our job at CPU to help you be knowledgeable and prepared, so here’s a few of the most common types of attacks being used right that you should know about:
- Email phishing and social engineering attacks
- Malware and ransomware
- Brute force attacks
- Man-in-the-middle (MitM)
- Denial-of-service (DOS) attack
- SQL injections
- DNS tunneling
- Zero-day exploit
Learn more about these along with the latest cyber security data and trends here.
Get ready for battle
There are some simple things you can do right away to help keep your business safe. Insist on the use of strong passwords and don’t repeat them across multiple sites or programs. We recommend a combination of at least 10 letters, numbers and symbols. Always update your software, including any Windows or Mac operating systems. Put multi-factor authentication into place and when an employee leaves, make sure they no longer have access to your systems as well.
For some of the more complex ways to fight off the bad guys, CPU’s IT experts are here to help. We have a multi-tiered IT Security Framework that strengthens existing vulnerabilities in your network. We can recommend a prioritized network security action plan that will harden your network and make it much more difficult for the attackers to compromise your data.
Here are some of the key components of our battle-tested IT Security Framework:
- Automated on-prem and cloud backups
- Email security (safe links, safe attachments, quarantine, anti-spam and anti-phishing)
- Firewall setup and maintenance with security services
- DNS filtering
- Remote monitoring and maintenance (including scheduled Windows updates)
- NextGen end-point detection and response (EDR)
- IT security assessments
- Staff education and awareness
- Multi-factor authentication
Ready to get started or learn more? Don’t delay and put your business at risk. Reach out to CPU today or fill out the form below. We’re here to help.