Cyber criminals spend their days and nights trying to circumvent layers of security measures in order to steal your personal information and private data.
In order to thwart their attacks before they start, we at CoreTech stay continuously vigilant — which means we stay on top of the latest trends in IT security.
To do so, we rely on a number of avenues of information, including talking with other IT service providers, reading the latest IT security news and alerts and regularly communicating with our vendors to stay current on evolving technology.
From this learning, we can then provide ongoing training to our staff and implement the best IT security solutions for our clients.
Connecting With Our Peers
Talking with other IT service providers provides an invaluable source of information about the latest IT security threats because they are encountering the same obstacles we face on a regular basis.
We take advantage of IT security conferences, quarterly meetings, workshops and training events to share what we’re seeing with regard to the latest trends in IT security, and we discuss which best practices have been effective for each of us in stopping potential threats.
Keeping Up With the News
As an ongoing everyday task, our team reads articles, releases and alerts about the latest IT security threats. In addition to gathering information from experts in the IT security industry, we also tap into government sources, such as Homeland Security, and vendors who have their finger on the pulse of the latest trends in IT security. We also subscribe to professional services that provide breaking alerts so we never miss an important announcement.
Evaluating New Vendors
Just as technology continues to evolve and expand, so, too, does the number of IT security vendors in the marketplace. In fact, new vendors roll out on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis, so we’re always evaluating these vendors to ensure you have the best IT security products and solutions available.
While our IT security vendors often share news on IT security threats with us, our technical services team also works with our vendors to undergo end-user security awareness training so that we have a thorough working knowledge of the system, services, and equipment we provide to our customers.
Continuing Our Education
As an offshoot of the ongoing training mentioned above, many of our team members are pursuing individual security certifications to enhance their experience and knowledge. At the company level, CoreTech has embarked on completing certification for the CompTIA Security Trustmark.
Our continuing education and certification also provides peace of mind to our clients that we take IT security seriously.
Spreading the Word
Not only do we research the latest IT security threats, but we share this information with our clients so they are aware of the latest trends in IT security. We help you sort through the IT security information overload by highlighting the most important news and alerts.
In addition, we encourage our clients to conduct continuous training for their end users so they stay alert to potential security risks. For instance, we manage software that sends out test emails, ones that mimic dangerous attempts to gain access to data.
This helps clients stay vigilant in searching for spam or phishing emails that come through their inboxes.
It’s a constant effort to enforce security standards, but it’s imperative to do the work to keep security top of mind.
Practicing What We Preach
We take the same approach in analyzing our own systems that we use with our clients — but to a much deeper and more stringent level. We have implemented items that protect our systems and provide us the ability to recover quickly, and we have incident response plans in place. We can get our team back to work extremely quickly with minimal interruption, so they can continue to support our clients.
CoreTech runs a constant analysis to ensure that our systems are protected, and we update plans and processes at different intervals to make sure there are no backdoors available to cyber criminals. In addition, we test our backup system often to ensure it is running smoothly. We also engage our entire staff to be extremely vigilant in spotting potential IT security threats. This includes our administrative, sales, marketing and, of course, technical services teams.
Staying on top of the latest trends in IT security is essential to prepare for and prevent IT security attacks.
At CoreTech, we understand how important it is to keep your data and systems secure, and we work diligently every day to stay updated on the changing cyber threat landscape, and we make sure that our systems are well protected, so you know that yours are as well.
Contact us today to find out what IT security solutions we can customize for your business.