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Simple Ways for Northwest Arkansas Businesses To Protect Against Cyberattack

Northwest Arkansas is a great place to live and do business! We have great schools and safe communities. However, we are still connected to the internet 24x7 and your data needs to be protected. The information you have to run your business may not be worth a fortune to anyone but you. Can you run your business without access to your systems and data? Listed below are 15 steps you can take to help secure your business data. Several of them are low cost and easy to implement. 

Did you know?

1 in 5 small business will suffer a cyber breach this year.

81% of all breach happen to small and
medium sized businesses.

97% of breaches could have been
prevented with today's technology.

  • Security Assessment

    It's important to establish a baseline and close existing vulnerabilities. When was your last assessment?

  • Spam Email

    Secure your email. Most attacks originate in your email. 

  • Password

    Apply security policies on your network. Examples: Deny or limit USB file storage access, enable enhanced password policies, set user screen timeouts, and limit user access.

  • Security Awareness

    Train your users - often! Teach them about data security, email attacks, and your policies and procedures. 

  • Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response

    Protect your computers data from malware, viruses, and cyberattacks with advanced endpoint security. Today's latest (which replaces your outdated antivirus solution) protects against file-less and script-based threats and can even rollback a ransomware attack.

  • Multifactor Authentication

    Utilize Multi-Factor Authentication whenever you can including on your network, banking websites, and even social media. It adds an additional layer of protection to ensure that even if your password does get stolen, your data stays protected.

  • Computer Updates

    Keep Microsoft, Adobe, and Java products updated for better security. 

  • Dark Web Research

    Knowing in real-time what passwords and accounts have been posted on the Dark Web will allow you to be proactive in preventing a data breach. 

  • SIEM/Log Management

    (Security Incident & Event Management) Uses big data engines to review all event and security logs from all covered devices to protect against advanced threats and to meet compliance requirements.

  • Web Gateway Security

    Internet security is a race against time. Cloud based security detects web and email threats as they emerge on the internet, and blocks them on your networks within seconds - before they reach the user.

  • Mobile Device Security

    Today's cybercriminals attempt to steal data or access your network by way of your employees' phones and tablets. They're counting on you to neglect this piece of the puzzle. Mobile device security closes this gap.

  • Firewall

    Turn on intrusion detection and intrusion Prevention features. Send the log files to managed SIEM. 

  • Encryption

    Whenever possible, the goal is to encrypt files at rest, in motion (think email) and especially on mobile devices.

  • Backup

    Backup local. Backup to the cloud. Have an offline backup for each month of the year. Test your backups often.

  • Cyber Insurance

    If all else fails, protect your income and business with cyber damage and recovery insurance  policies.

We want to help because your data is worth protecting.