How to Protect Your Business from Cybersecurity Threats

By Grudi

Cyberattacks don’t discriminate; regardless of your business’s size, finances and industry, cybersecurity attacks are a threat. In a six-month period in 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 2,084 ransomware complaints. As technology advances, hackers are using more sophisticated methods to steal information, outsmarting the precautions that businesses take.

Even many trusted and seemingly safe websites have been hacked, such as Zynga (gaming), Houzz (home improvement), LinkedIn (networking), My Heritage (DNA testing), MyFitnessPal (health tracking), and countless others.

That’s why you need professional reinforcement.

Grudi and Telesystem are working together to deliver employee security awareness training to help employees understand where attacks happen and how to keep safe from them. In addition to this training, we’re sharing more ways to prevent ransomware attacks on your business.

What do cyberattacks mean for your business?

Ransomware is a type of cyberattack where a hacker infiltrates your network and holds your data (or even your entire infrastructure) hostage for large sums of money. Even after you pay, you may not get all your data back; only 4% of businesses do.

The good news is that threats to your business can be effectively mitigated with a combination of people, processes, and technology. With these three components, you can create a powerful detection and remediation system to protect against cybersecurity threats.

Here are some common security issues a professional team like Grudi’s can help your business navigate:

  • Lack of visibility into your business environment
  • Limited skills and slow response time when something happens
  • Alert overload
  • Security skills gap
  • Technology misconfigurations
  • Untrained employees

Types of ransomware

Not all ransomware is the same, and knowing the differences can help you identify where the problem is coming from and protect from it in the future. Most ransomware attacks share common characteristics, such as that the attacks are financially motivated and that they threaten your business’s digital health. The differences lie in how the attacks occur and in the hackers’ specific techniques for infiltrating your network.

Understanding the different types of ransomware can better prepare you for an attack.

4 Key Areas to Address

1. Managed Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Proactively identify gaps, reduce cyber risks, and continuously improve your security posture with Grudi on your team.

2. Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

Gain 24x7x365 threat protection to stop attacks and remediate issues. Prevent threats from becoming business-disrupting events.

3. Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Be ready with an action plan if an incident occurs and receive a guaranteed response time for threat suppression.

4. Employee Security Awareness Training

Your people are your most valuable asset, but they can also put your business at risk. So don’t wait until it’s too late!

Grudi and Telesystem Have the Cybersecurity Solutions You Need

The greatest way to defend against ransomware is to take a proactive approach. If your files are encrypted and you don’t have a plan in place, your chance of recovering them is slim. An attack could leave your business in shambles. Grudi and Telesystem want to help you stop adverse events before they happen. Our team has designed a line of security solutions to protect your company and employees from cyberattacks.

Managed Security Services 

It’s not a matter of if breaches will occur but when and how severe. That’s because there is no way to write code to block malware that hasn’t been written or seen before — what we call a “zero-day event.” And cybercriminals are developing new, devious malware every day.

The good news is that Grudi partners with industry leaders who can block most existing threats and neutralize new ones before they do real damage and disrupt your business.

Your business will be protected by a powerful layered approach that combines cutting-edge tools and industry-leading strategies. It goes beyond just putting firewalls and end-point protection in place, which is necessary but not nearly enough. You also get world-class, ultra-fast threat detection and remediation, vulnerability and risk assessments, incident response planning, and more.

Employee Security Awareness Training

Human error causes 92% of data breaches. Your people are your most valuable asset, but they can also put your business at risk — not because they are malicious or careless, but because they need cybersecurity awareness training. In a large majority of cases, employees don’t understand the security risks they face daily when they open their email. They find links that look fine but, all too often, are not. They click without thinking, and the risk becomes a reality as a breached email. They’ve just entered the perilous Dark Web.

That’s why Grudi partners with Telesystem to provide you with world-class Employee Security Awareness Training and other cybersecurity services.

Keep your business safe

Employee Security Awareness Training from Grudi and Telesystem is a powerful service that goes far, far beyond annual or semiannual training courses. Through ongoing training and cutting-edge resources, it strengthens and enhances your business’s human firewall to supplement your other security measures. 

Ready to start protecting your business in the ways it needs? So are we. Contact us today to get started.

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