The technological talent is readily available, it doesn’t take billions of dollars of investment, and it doesn’t take decades to stage an attack. It’s no secret that our government’s computer systems are under constant attack from hackers in Russia, China and North Korea. In fact, the Department of Energy’s computer systems have been hacked over 150 times between 2010 and 2014. Primary infrastructure systems like power, internet, transportation, etc., can be affected by these attacks leaving business at risk to downtime, loss of critical data, loss of revenue and reputation, to name few. As a small-to-medium business, we likely are not actively engaged in preventing large scale cyber attacks.
But is it wise to remain complacent with regard to our own network operations?
We at Compass Consulting believe the answer is emphatically “no”. As an IT service provider we have spent decades advising clients about protecting their systems, data, and the overall security of their businesses, through the use of backup, anti-virus and endpoint protection systems. The need for these solutions has never been more important than it is today in an ever-increasing and volatile landscape of cyber crime and terrorism. We have also added to our complement of solutions cloud-based systems such as hosted exchange, hosted desktops, virtual private networks, and robust web-based security solutions that insulate our clients’ businesses from the effects of small- or large-scale system or infrastructure outages.
If you haven’t given serious thought to this subject, or if you feel it’s time for a review, please contact Compass Consulting. You can count on us for a no-cost security and risk assessment that will provide you with valuable insights into your current level of vulnerability, and a plan on how to proceed forward with hardening your network and protecting your business from harmful events.