Cybersecurity Protection, Layered Security, & Cyber Emergency
What is Cybersecurity Protection?
Cybersecurity protection involves safeguarding computer systems and networks against the risks of information disclosure, theft, or harm to their hardware, software, and electronic data.
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Through managed cybersecurity services, companies can evaluate risks, fortify defenses, and continuously monitor systems, adopting a multi-layered approach to protect their assets. Given the high stakes involved in online security, PCS provides numerous proactive solutions.
Why Do You Need Cybersecurity Help?
In today's ever-changing digital environment, cybersecurity plays a crucial role in safeguarding computer systems, networks, and sensitive data from theft and harm through proactive measures.
In all industries and across organizations of varying sizes, protection against cyberattacks, unauthorized access attempts, and breaches is essential.
At PCS, we specialize in providing and overseeing cybersecurity solutions to ensure your company's safety, thwart malicious attacks, and maintain a secure digital landscape.
Costs of Cyber Attacks & Effects of a BreachA cyberattack has the potential to cause significant financial repercussions for your business over an extended period. In 2022, according to a study conducted by IBM, the average cost of data breaches in the United States was estimated at $9.44 million, positioning the country with the highest expenses related to data breaches. This underscores the substantial financial risks businesses may face in the wake of such security incidents.
Layered security constitutes a comprehensive network security strategy, involving the implementation of multiple security measures to safeguard the most susceptible areas within your technological infrastructure, where potential cyberattacks or breaches may pose a threat.
Embracing a layered security approach in cybersecurity proves instrumental in shielding companies from data breaches by incorporating several defensive tiers. Each layer operates as an additional line of defense, fortifying the overall protection. These layers consist of:
The primary objective of layered security is straightforward: to significantly increase the difficulty for hackers to infiltrate a network, including its perimeter. At PCS, we specialize in providing and overseeing cybersecurity products as part of our managed IT services, ensuring robust protection for your business against malevolent attacks.
What is Managed Endpoint Protection?
Managed Endpoint Protection identifies and addresses security threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing, and social engineering. It also guards against insider threats targeting intellectual property or company assets.
To safeguard against cybercriminals exploiting weaknesses in a company's online presence, Managed Endpoint Protection effectively restricts unauthorized access to private information on devices to:
- Detect and defeat malicious activity
- Restrict access to only authorized devices
- Monitor changes from a central location
What is Dark Web Monitoring?
Dark Web Monitoring entails the active exploration and surveillance of your organization's data within the concealed realms of the "dark web." The dark web represents a portion of the deep web deliberately kept hidden, necessitating specialized browsers for access to its contents. Through regular and targeted searches in dark web areas where information is exchanged and traded, this process aims to specifically identify your organization's data. Should any of your organization's information be detected, you will promptly receive a notification along with detailed instructions on crucial actions required to safeguard your vital data.
What is Next-Generation Antivirus?
The Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) employs a powerful blend of artificial intelligence, behavioral detection, machine learning algorithms, and exploit mitigations. This combination enables it to foresee and promptly block both familiar and unfamiliar threats. Unlike traditional antivirus solutions that rely on a database of known techniques and threats, NGAV goes beyond and proactively detects any signs of malicious behavior. By doing so, it can safeguard against not only established dangers but also novel and emerging ones.
With next-generation antivirus software, the following capabilities are achieved:
- Find zero-day malware and emerging threats that evade standard protection
- Implement an automatic rollback process to recover from errors
- Utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to identify atypical activity
What is Advanced Email Security?
Experience the power of Advanced Email Security, a comprehensive solution that effectively organizes, detects, analyzes, and thwarts spear-phishing and other targeted threats even before they can infiltrate your mailbox.
Your inboxes are valuable repositories vulnerable to deceptive emails containing spam, click-bait, and malicious download links that pose a significant risk to your system's security.
Safeguard your email communication with Advanced Email Security and shield yourself from potential email-based attacks by:
- Keeping emails safe from being tampered with by hackers
- Removing malicious emails from inboxes
- Preventing data loss
What is Phishing Training?
Phishing is a form of cybercrime wherein individuals or a group of targets are approached by imposters pretending to be legitimate institutions. The aim is to entice people into revealing their personally identifiable information.
According to IBM Reports, phishing has emerged as the most expensive type of breach, resulting in an average cost of $4.91 million.
Regarding phishing attacks, malicious actors typically employ two distinct tactics for their vicious endeavors:
This approach adopts a broad-stroke strategy, involving the mass distribution of emails to extensive lists of unsuspecting contacts. Phishing does not target specific individuals; instead, it relies on the hope that some targets will take the bait laid out within the email and fall victim to the scam.
In this form of phishing, the approach is targeted and tailored to a specific individual, group, or organization. Cybercriminals meticulously send emails to well-researched targets while posing as trusted senders. Their objective is either to infect devices with malware or persuade victims into divulging sensitive information or parting with their money.
Phishing Training aims to educate employees about identifying and reporting suspected phishing attempts to safeguard both themselves and the company from cybercriminals, hackers, and other malicious actors seeking to disrupt and steal from the organization.
In a phishing attempt, attackers send deceitful messages in an attempt to deceive individuals into disclosing their passwords, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, and money.
Phishing training offers the following benefits to you and your employees:
- Recognize fear tactics like urgent deadlines and intimidation
- Watch for typos, incorrect sender email addresses, and inconsistent information
- Report scams to PCS promptly
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) operates as an electronic verification process, allowing a user to gain access to a website or application solely upon the successful provision of two or more distinct pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism.
The objectives of Multi-Factor Authentication are to:
- Add an extra layer of protection
- Configure a personal identification number (PIN), facial recognition, or another option for access
- Stop any scammer in their tracks
What is Threat Protection?
Threat Protection constitutes a critical security segment designed to safeguard sensitive data from sophisticated cyberattacks, encompassing a range of threats such as, but not restricted to:
- Phishing Campaigns
With this security measure, users have the flexibility to control access and copying of data. They can specify the applications, users, and computers permitted to access the data, empowering them with greater control over data protection.
What is Zero Trust?
Zero Trust represents a strategic cybersecurity approach that enhances an organization's security posture by eradicating implicit trust and perpetually verifying every digital interaction. This innovative concept of Zero Trust is specifically tailored to tackle the contemporary challenges faced by businesses today, such as securing remote workers, hybrid cloud environments, and mitigating ransomware threats.
Through the implementation of Zero Trust, organizations gain the ability to exercise precise control over data accessibility and copying. They can make informed decisions about which applications, users, and computers are permitted to access specific data, ensuring a heightened level of security and data protection.
Experiencing a Cyber Emergency?
If you are experiencing a cyber-emergency, PCS is here to help you through it!
If you are experiencing a system outage, PCS Rapid Response will take your calls day and night to ensure our emergency IT services are working for you. When time is of the essence, our rapid response service is ready to troubleshoot your issues and get you back to work.
If you are experiencing a ransomware attack or a data breach, PCS Critical Incident Response Team offers quick deployment for cyber breach response and short-duration projects.
To learn more or if you're ready to implement layered security technology in your organization, contact us.