Cyberattacks are a daily concern for most businesses, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to do something to protect your company. The frequency at which they occur might have you ready to just accept that it’s going to happen at some point, but staying vigilant and shoring up vulnerable areas can keep your data safe and secure. It is also critical to establish solid processes that can detect when an attack has happened.
The release of sensitive corporate data is damaging, and could potentially ruin a company if the revealed information is critical. Larger businesses will shut down parts of their systems or networks to prevent a hacker from taking up residence and scouring data at their leisure. While this is one method of stopping an attack, and lessening the damage, it also means that you’re going to be operating at less than 100 percent.
Your best defense is to put into place a solution that allows for rapid detection of an attack, which enables you to negotiate a rapid response. Attacks can be carefully evaluated with analytics, giving you the insight you need to understand the source and the best approach for issue prevention.
Companies have spent billions of dollars on prevention, only to find that they’re still being attacked, sometimes silently. This gives hackers days, weeks or months to get all the information they need. Some experts in the field of cybersecurity will tell you that detection is just as valuable, if not more so than prevention efforts.
Fortunately, the market is full of detection products that security vendors work to improve every day. Some of the founding cybersecurity companies, like McAfee and Cisco are producing products to meet the unique needs of today’s businesses, as are newer companies like Hyker Security, which was established by the former automobile manufacturer, Saab.
For smaller companies, utilizing on-site IT staff is likely your main strategy for addressing cybersecurity. If you make the choice to partner with a communications company for your voice, cloud and data needs, you will gain valuable insight into preventing latency, lag and data loss from happening and increased support for your cybersecurity needs.
The reality is that your company will be a target for attack at some point. The consequences of that attack have a lot to do with how you plan. At AMD Communications, we have carefully laid out a data center/colocation strategy to help you gain quick and easy access to your data, but without opening doors for hackers. Our consultants will assist you in getting access to the latest colocation tools, helping you to rest easy while pushing your business forward.