You would be hard-pressed to find a business that is not engaged in a degree of technology — from storing and using customer data to utilizing automation in manufacturing. Internal software integrations and data transfers with vendors or clients can add to the challenges, creating a complex spiderweb of interconnected systems that are rife with potential vulnerabilities. It can be difficult to untangle and document the various ways that data is being used within an organization. Fortunately, cybersecurity services providers are able to work closely with your IT and business teams to define areas of vulnerability and create a roadmap for remediation that will help protect your business both now and in the future.
Less Than Half of Data Breaches are Caused by Malicious Intent
Recent studies show that more than 50% of data breaches are caused by human error or system failures. While shocking, this is actually good news for organizations because it illustrates the value of IT preparedness, training and having the right cybersecurity solutions in place. People and processes are often less expensive (but sometimes more difficult!) for businesses to change, but the effort begins with identifying the current state of the organization. This includes a thorough review of the current activities such as data integrations, storage solutions and access levels. It’s not unusual for organizations to find that staff members have a greater degree of access to data than is strictly needed to perform their primary job functions. This can quickly become a problem, especially with the proliferation of phishing emails and ransomware attacks that are triggered when hackers gain access to sensitive systems. Limiting access levels and ensuring that old accounts are deprecated can dramatically reduce the possibility of an attack through these vectors.
Proactive Focus on Security
While the landscape is certainly challenging, the good news is that dedicated IT services teams are working behind the scenes to create a more forward-thinking approach to cybersecurity. This includes everything from aggressive malware filtering and website scans to active monitoring and advanced analytics. These measures are helping to even the playing field for businesses, providing a fighting chance to keep cyber threats at bay. Data consolidation, the introduction of advanced written procedures for risky behavior such as transferring large vendor payments and more are helping to mitigate the cybersecurity risks.
Creating a robust cybersecurity posture should be the goal of every organization. At Coretelligent, our cybersecurity services include providing full systems reviews for our clients that include documenting your current state and preferred future state for security. Our cybersecurity solutions offer state-of-the-art protection for organizations of all sizes, with a 360-degree approach that provides layers of protection. Contact the Coretelligent security experts today at 855-841-5888 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free initial consultation. Whether you’re looking for change management support, cybersecurity solutions or strategy, our professionals stand ready to show you the true power of IT for your organization.