You know how important it is to have a strategic security plan in place for your business — but in the IT world, what exactly does that entail?
This strategy takes into account the many different ways cyber attacks can infiltrate your network, giving you the greatest chance of preventing cyber security threats before they start.
The internet is rife with bots and hackers that steal credentials or identities and then sell that information on the dark web. Because the dark web isn’t indexed by search engines like Google, it’s difficult to navigate to. Hackers often use a certain browser that renders them untraceable, allowing them to anonymously partake in illegal activity. So how does this relate to the security of your business?
If your staff’s credentials are stolen, they may end up on the dark web, making your business a target for criminal activity such as data breaches, identity theft, and even unauthorized access to company funds. Most businesses are completely unaware their credentials have been sold on the dark web until they’re either notified by a third party or they’re in the midst of a cyber security breach — and by then, the damage has already been done.
Your team at CoreTech is here to help protect your Omaha-area business from cyber attacks. We take a proactive approach with a dark web monitoring platform that combines intelligence and search capabilities to detect and alert you when your company logins pop up on the dark web, so that you have the opportunity to make changes before a security breach occurs.
The days of using one password to log into a system are long gone.
A layered approach to security is critical for keeping your company data safe, and there’s no better example of this than multifactor authentication, which requires an extra step of identification before access to a system or application is granted to an end user.
Although this multistep strategy may sound like extra work, it’s actually as simple as can be. After entering your password, you will be asked to further prove that it is, in fact, you who are trying to log in to your system with the use of biometric-based authentication (fingerprint, voice, or facial recognition) or token authentication (which requires users to use a trusted physical object such as a fob, key, or smartphone).
It’s all too easy to hack a password these days, but it's much less likely that a hacker will have access to your phone as well. By creating extra layers of defense, you greatly reduce the risk of stolen credentials and unauthorized access to your data, which makes multifactor authentication one of the most effective ways you can safeguard your digital assets and data.
Too often, businesses find out about stolen credentials or a data breach after the damage has already been done. But with a network monitoring system in place, you’ll know about any sudden changes or threats as soon as they happen so you can take immediate action and limit disruptions to your business.
Here at CoreTech, we take cyber security seriously, and we want to help safeguard your business. We offer 24/7/365 proactive network monitoring in Omaha that alerts us to the most common changes, anomalies, and threats that indicate a potential security risk, including:
This proactive approach protects your business by significantly decreasing your chances of falling prey to a cyber attack. Because we monitor your network around the clock, you can rest easy, knowing that your network is as secure as possible and that our diligent experts will manage any potential issues before they escalate.
If you’re using an internet browser as an automatic solution to keep track of all those frequently changing and impossible-to-remember passwords, we don’t blame you.
But there’s a major downside to this convenience. When all of your logins are stored in one, unsecured location, you risk the chance of hackers accessing not just one account, but all of your information at once. But how can you possibly remember all those passwords and also keep them safe from a cyber attack?
Our experts use a password management system and multifactor authentication to keep your passwords conveniently, but more importantly safely, saved. You simply remember one login credential and then receive a phone or text alert to confirm access. It’s the same layered defense strategy that all of our managed IT security solutions offer — protection and peace of mind for your business.
These are just a few of the ways in which CoreTech will help build a layered approach to security at your small to midsize Omaha business. We maintain a lot of tools so your business does not have to!
To start working through a checklist of security layers to put in place this year download our “15 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack.”
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