Over the past year, more businesses have had to dramatically change their IT infrastructure to cater for flexible working and being able to access company data remotely.
Due to the impact of the lockdown, many businesses rushed to adopt new IT systems that would enable staff to work from home just so they could continue to do business. Many switched to the Cloud, or rapidly implemented VPN and remote working solutions, that provided more flexible and adaptable working.
Greystone are big advocates of the Cloud and remote working, but like all IT systems, they need to be reviewed, updated and their security regularly checked. How many businesses have had a IT security reviewed since the first lockdown? Its best practice to review security regularly, especially after any significant IT changes.
By not regularly reviewing your IT security, you are increasing the risk of being attacked. If someone outside your organisation navigated a way into your IT systems, they could:
- Download critical and private data from your servers.
- Encrypt your data and hold your business to ransom.
- Install malicious software, effectively disabling your business.
Because you won’t realise you have a security breach you probably won’t know until it is too late. So, reviewing your security is imperative. Having extensive experience in IT security, we would map out your systems and test them for any security weaknesses covering:
- Configuration of security policies, group and user access
- Management and configuration of Cloud storage
- Network and remote access policies
- Backups and disaster recovery
- Security monitoring and alerting
- Vulnerability and penetration testing
As hackers become more sophisticated and cyber-attacks are on the increase. we advise every business to review their systems regularly throughout the year to ensure their business is safe and secure. If you want to read more about how we can help with your cyber security, take a look here.
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