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Are you securing your castle from cyber criminals?

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 @ 12:18 PM

We see many ads on TV about protecting our personal information. But what about protecting your business? Protecting your business is just as important. So treat your business like a modern-day castle. Review this Q&A for a quick education on how you can do it.



How can my business be attacked?

  • Ransomware
    • Hackers encrypt your files
    • Work comes to a stop
    • Potentially a permanent file loss
    • Even if you pay, no guarantees
  • Cyber email/extortion
    • Very common as part of ransomware attacks now
    • Steal your files and release them on the dark web if you don’t pay
  • Access your computer system
    • Steal intellectual property or company secrets to sell to competitors
    • Gain access to your bank account; transfer funds
    • If you store/process confidential information, they can sell:
      • Financial – average $6/record
      • Medical – as much as $259/record


How do these attacks impact my organization?

  • Ransom cost to recover data
  • Competitor access to your company secrets
  • Federal/State fines due to loss of confidential information
  • Negative impact on the reputation of your company
  • Criminal negligence charges from State governments

 

How can I protect our network from hackers?

Think of your organization like it’s a castle from the olden days. What would you need to protect your castle? A high wall, a locked gate, and armed guards inside might help?

 

How can I build a wall for our 'castle'?

  • Modern and managed firewall
  • Wi-Fi password changed regularly
  • Separate guest and business Wi-Fi with different passwords
  • Antivirus on your servers, laptops and desktops
  • Email protection

 

How can I lock the gate of our 'castle'?

  • Passwords
    • Require them, change them often
    • Employ multi-factor authorization (MFA)
  • Physical security
    • Lock server and network equipment rooms
    • Encrypt computers/laptops in case of theft
  • Appropriate access
    • Limit access to need to know
    • Extend minimum access necessary
  • Data backups
    • Keep backups of your backups somewhere safe

 

How can I train staff to guard our 'castle'?  

  • Provide ongoing training, not just for new employees.
  • Conduct phishing awareness training and exercises
  • Train staff on response to suspicious emails, websites, and computer behavior
  • Prepare an incident response plan (IRP) in case you are a victim of an attack

If you need help protecting your castle, get in touch for an IT assessment today.

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Topics: cyber security IT assessment cyber attack
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Is Office 365 the right choice for your organization?

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

Office365While it’s true, Office 365 offers healthcare organizations valuable benefits – cost-effective virtual collaboration, for one – the support can be limited. Providers can’t afford to wait for Microsoft to provide support, when patients are relying on them for quality care.

Office 365 deployment/migration is a tool in our kit, but it’s not always the best one. Instead of letting vendors deciding for you, consider all your options. Here are just a few factors to consider.

  Office/365 in the
Prime Care Tech Cloud
Office 365 in the
Microsoft Cloud
Support 24/7 phone availability, as well as onsite if needed Mostly online vs phone; no onsite availability
Security Receive regular reporting to confirm critical patches and updates are installed Limited visibility and must assume updates are running as planned
Compliance Extra layer of security via exchange server Basic level of security
Collaboration File sharing plus email distribution group management File sharing only
Archiving Readily available and easy to search More challenging to retrieve and search

If we can help you with a free IT strategy consult, or just answer your questions about Microsoft 365, get
in touch.

 Let's Talk IT Strategy

Topics: primeCLOUD Office 365 Office 365 migration IT assessment microsoft apps IT strategy Microsoft software