In 2020, businesses didn’t just suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic but also experienced a rise in cyberattacks. Cybercrime is the fastest growing crime in the US, and damages are projected to reach $6 trillion by 2021. Many businesses are closing down due to severe cases of cyberattacks and data loss. Companies need to protect themselves from the imminent threat of cyberattacks; here’s how:
Upgrade Your Software Systems
Outdated software systems pose a high risk of cyberattacks due to the lack of up-to-date security features. Cyber hackers spend enough time understanding the ins and outs of old software to pass through security gaps and gain unauthorized access. According to research, when cybersecurity experts tested the decade-old operating system of the NHS for any security vulnerabilities, they were able to gain access to patient images, indicating that organizations must upgrade their systems to prevent cyberattacks. We work with reputable software providers such as Microsoft and Google to ensure that your software is up-to-date.
Have a Secure Data Backup And Recovery System In Place
A secure data backup system is essential for file and document management for businesses. An encrypted data backup system ensures that your business’s valuable information is well hidden from prying eyes. Furthermore, a data recovery system ensures that your business continues operations after a cyberattack incident. It’s reported that 60% of businesses shut down after data loss as they lose valuable information about their operations. Our data recovery solutions allow businesses to recover their data and remain operational in the event of a cyberattack.
Build A Robust Internal Firewall
Anti-virus and anti-malware software plays a huge role in detecting and isolating viruses and malware that strike the business’s IT system. While that’s helpful to keep risks of cyberattacks at bay, an internal firewall ensures that the whole system is protected from external intrusion by cyber hackers. The purpose of a firewall is to stop any threat from spreading across the network and system. Our expert team can determine your security needs and set up a robust firewall to monitor and block any security threats, giving you peace of mind.
Axis Business Technologies is one of the leading technology providers in Colorado Springs. We’ve been in business since 1978 and have supported over 1000 organizations with technology solutions. Check out our range of software solutions for your business.