Reducing the risk of cyber attacks on a business

A company’s business can only be successful without unforeseen interruptions and with adequate protection of sensitive data.

Ensuring cyber security is becoming an important topic in companies, as they do not want to experience attacks with ransomware and consequently deal with a bunch of locked computers and servers. At the same time, companies are committed to adequately protecting the personal and confidential information of employees, their customers and business partners from unauthorized disclosure. A single cyber attack can lead to the closure of a business.

The price of internet connection

Most business processes and communications in companies today are carried out digitally and over the Internet, so companies do not have the ability to simply disconnect from it to protect against cyber attacks. It is important to be aware that there are usually loopholes in protection that cybercriminals can abuse. It makes sense to discover and patch most of at least the most critical holes as soon as possible. To detect holes, a so-called system security check must be performed.

Miha Lavrič, Head of Cyber ​​Security, CREAplus

Carrying out a security check

Company experts CREAplus as system security screening providers, they systematically look for those vulnerabilities in a company’s computer network that cybercriminals could exploit.

“Because of the various gaps in computer network security, cybercriminals have relatively easy access to resources in a company’s network. They can lock the data, ie make it useless, but they can also transfer it outside the company and sell it to a competitor or the best provider on the black market, “said Miha Lavrič, head of cyber security at CREAplus.

The contracting authority and the contractor first define the scope and details of the security check, which is then carried out by the contractor. The client of the network security inspection and his employees are not required to cooperate during the test. System security checks are usually done in a way that does not affect the operation of the company – employees usually do not even notice that something is happening in the computer network. Experts do not use methods in their work that would affect the speed of operation of the information system, nor do they additionally burden it, so that business processes run smoothly.

Findings and recommendations for action

Through a system security check, experts obtain information about the servers and applications in the company and identify their vulnerabilities or security vulnerabilities. They also gain important information about what an unauthorized person can access and how it can harm a company. Upon completion of the review, the experts summarize their findings in a safety report. In addition to the findings, the technical part of the report also contains recommendations on how to address the identified vulnerabilities. A summary of findings and recommendations has also been prepared for the company’s management.

Based on the recommendations, IT companies can take action and start addressing vulnerabilities or vulnerabilities in the protection of the computer network. It often turns out that in order to raise the level of cyber security, in addition to raising employees’ awareness of cyber security and appropriate security settings and management, additional investments are also needed in terms of purchasing new security solutions.

Participation of experts

CREAplus has been involved in providing cyber security for more than 10 years. Their experts are also holders of various certificates in the field of verification and security of information systems, such as. CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certificate or the prestigious CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).

In addition to raising employee awareness, a system security check is the first step in reducing the risk of cyber attacks. It is certainly suitable for all companies that have not yet carried out such a review. With all the complexity of information systems, with the abundance of daily work of IT professionals, vulnerabilities and shortcomings can be easily ignored.

“Security screening is also suitable for companies that have recently upgraded or changed their information system. With changes, new security gaps or deficiencies in protection can quickly appear, which it makes sense to discover and eliminate as soon as possible, “Lavrič concluded.

More detailed information on CREAplus’ cyber security solutions and services can be found here.

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