Do you know if the security you have in place right now would actually protect your business from a cyber-attack or virus? The time to find out is not when your screens go blank and you get a ransomware notice demanding money to get your files back.
Real network security is an active ongoing mission. You have to stay ahead of criminals who make it a game to find systems with weak security to easily exploit for financial gain.
Make sure you’re not easy prey. Here are 5 important questions to ask yourself about your IT support provider.
1. Does my service provider insist on remotely monitoring my network 24-7-365 to keep critical security settings, virus definitions and security patches up to date to prevent problems from turning into a cyber-crime, downtime, lost data and other issues?
mPowered IT: Being proactive is critical when it comes to security. That’s why mPowered IT puts such great emphasis on being as proactive as possible.
2. Does my service provider specifically review my network security status on a regular basis to identify risks and gaps in my protection from cyber-crimes?
mPowered IT: The time for discussing your security risks is before you have an incident. mPowered IT regularly reviews security concerns with customers so they understand risks and how they can be mitigated.
3. Am I certain I can recover from a cyber-attack?
mPowered IT: Everyone hopes it never happens, but one of the best things you can do is have a business continuity and disaster plan in place that includes a cyber-security event.
4.Does my service provider offer thorough vulnerability testing to determine specific areas that could be exploited by a hacker?
mPowered IT: Even if you have certain measure in place, it is always good to put them to the test to be certain you know where you may have a weakness. mPowered IT provides internal and external penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
5. Does my provider regularly train my users for security awareness?
mPowered IT: End users are typically the weakest link in cyber security, and hackers know this. mPowered IT offers regular security awareness training to arm you with what you need to know to keep your machines, and the network they exist in, safe.