When it comes to cyber security, it is easy for small to medium sized businesses to say “not me”,  “they are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.

A 2013 study showed that 1 in every 5 small businesses networks would be compromised. With the ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then, these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat.

Here are some of the most common cybersecurity threats:

  1. Employees of the Organization
  2. Ransomware
  3. Malware
  4. Unpatched Security Vulnerabilities
  5. DoS Attacks (Denial of Service) and DDoS Attacks (Distributed Denial of Service)
  6. Phishing Attacks
  7. Man-In-The-Middle Attack
  8. SQL Injection

There are a number of ways KPInterface helps to ensure that you are at minimum risk:

  • Updates - Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible cyber security issue.
  • Firewall - A common mistake in small to medium business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
  • Passwords - Password and password protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing cyber security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords
  • Antivirus/Antispam - Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of cyber security, but many people don’t realize why its so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.

Additionally, below are some of the services that we can offer as stand-alone services or as part of our CyberCare Packages:

  • Security Assessment - Complete with IT Security reports such as your vulnerabilities scan, Security Risk Report Card, outbound security risks, security policy compared to industry standards, a report of your data breach liability, etc.
  • NextGen Endpoint Protection - Next Generation security protection against trojans, malware, worms, fileless malware, exploits in documents, phishing emails, browser exploits, scripts, credentials scraping, and so much more. NextGen Endpoint Protection stops attacks before they happen with pre-execution protection and constant scanning of your security network.
  • WebBrowsing Protection - Ability to manage user’s internet access through category-based content filtering, allow/block lists, and SafeSearch browsing enforcement. Can also create a block bypass for certain positions, such as management or marketing.
  • Email Protection - More than 90% of targeted attacks start with email, and these security threats are always evolving. Email protection provides layers of security to stop malware and non-malware threats, as well as the ability to control all aspects of inbound and outbound email to detect and block threats and protect confidential information.
  • User Training - Manage the weak link in security: humans. With user training (one time or ongoing), you can identify security risks, educate your employees on those risks, and manage any additional vulnerabilities. Start with a Baseline Assessment, and then remediate and manage any identified risks with continuous education on an individualized basis.
  • Dark Web Scans - Comprehensive scan of the dark web to identify your company emails that have been compromised (and are therefore likely to be a cybercriminal’s next attack), passwords that have been scraped, or confidential information that has been leaked and available to cybercriminals.
  • Phishing Testing - Phishing attempts are meant to trick you into downloading software or clicking on fake links, either via email or website, that will install malicious software on your computer which is then used for a cyberattack. With Phishing Testing, we send your employees a fake phishing email, complete with a report on who clicked the link and additional resources to educate your employees on how to avoid these types of hacking attempts.
  • Password Manager and Vault - Assists in generating and retrieving complex passwords, and storing them in an encrypted database. With the use of a password vault, employees are less likely to use the same password over and over again, or to keep written down somewhere in a nonsecure location.
  • Multi-factor Authentication - Verify the identity of all users with strong two-factor authentication before granting access to corporate applications to protect against phishing and other access threats. Authentication methods are available via an application, Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), security keys and tokens, one-time passcodes (OTP), SMS, and phone callback.
  • Security Policies - 95% of breaches are caused by human error. Security policies help your employees understand what actions should and should not be performed and defines best practices for securing critical data. Our security policies include network security, computer use, physical security, termination procedures, BYOD, and more.
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Alerting - Ongoing monitoring of your network and security, continuous scans for threats or potential attacks, and alerts to any changes that may be a risk or vulnerability in your network.
  • Compliance Audit - Provides services such as an initial compliance assessment (HIPAA, GDPR, PCI), remediation services, compliance specific documentation, and ongoing compliance services.

No matter the size of your business, cyber security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure of where to start with an internal security audit, our team can help get you on track.