How to stop cyberattacks in their tracks

How to stop cyberattacks in their tracks

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In the digital age, cyberattacks are an unfortunate but unavoidable risk. Unscrupulous hackers, criminal syndicates and spies are always on the hunt for ways to access network data or computer systems, and they will find a way to exploit any security gaps. Therefore, you must cover everything in your company’s comprehensive security approach to safeguard against cyberattacks. 101 Data Solutions provides endpoint security, penetration testing, and network security solutions to protect your company from cyberattacks. 

We can assist you in defending your enterprise from cyberattacks by monitoring and inspecting for unusual behaviour. In addition, we collaborate with our clients to help define their protection strategy and establish alerts to ensure that they can focus on business as usual rather than being distracted by security warnings. This approach benefits companies that rely on an IT generalist to manage all of their systems. Also, in tandem with the data security software, a staffed monitoring service stops security breaches. Let’s delve deeper into the solutions available. 

Endpoint protection

Endpoint protection is a vital part of any cybersecurity strategy. This type of security software protects your computers, servers and other computer systems from malicious software (also known as malware). The best endpoint protection software comes with a suite of security tools that detect, block and remove malware. 

It is essential to protect all your company computers that have access to sensitive data. This includes computers used for data storage, processing and transportation. If your computers aren’t protected with antivirus and antimalware software, they could be infiltrated by a wide range of threats. These can include viruses, ransomware, worms, trojans and spyware. 

Even one computer with malware is enough to cause a data breach. Computers with malware can send malware to other network devices, rapidly spreading throughout your system. Malware can also give hackers remote access to your computers, which makes it even easier for them to steal sensitive data. Therefore, it’s critical to have good endpoint protection software installed on all network computers to prevent these attacks. 

Penetration testing  

Penetration testing is a simulated cyberattack that tests your organisation’s defences to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses. These simulated attacks are designed to emulate real-world cyber threats as closely as possible. If you’re serious about cybersecurity, you need to employ this testing. It’s the best way to identify any weaknesses in your approach while there’s still time to address them. While this testing will reveal vulnerabilities, it also provides a roadmap for closing those gaps. Therefore, it is essential to include penetration testing as part of a regular security audit. This will allow you to fix any issues before an actual attack occurs. 

Microsoft 365 Security 

Microsoft 365 is a bundle of different security products that 101 Data Solutions can help you navigate and implement. It includes security applications such as Endpoint Protection, Advanced Threat Protection, Cloud App Security and Enterprise Mobility + Security. These products protect your company’s data and systems from a wide range of cyber threats. For example, endpoint protection protects your computer systems from malware and other digital threats using antivirus and antimalware software. Advanced Threat Protection is designed to identify and block advanced cyber threats like zero-day ransomware and other forms of malicious software. Cloud App Security allows you to protect data in third-party applications that you otherwise might not be able to control. Enterprise Mobility + Security combines the other three Microsoft 365 products into a single suite. 

Network Security 

Network security protects all your company’s network devices from cyber threats. This includes computers, servers, routers, firewalls, switches and other network equipment. Network security is essential for any company that uses the internet or networked computers in daily operations. It is also helpful for companies that store data in the cloud. 

A network security solution includes antivirus software for all your network devices. It also has a firewall to keep malicious traffic out of your network and intrusion detection software to catch any suspicious activity inside your network. You need a network security solution, which 101 Data Solutions can provide, to protect your sensitive data on any network computer or in the cloud. Network security can also help reduce network downtime, which can cost your business significantly depending on the situation. This type of solution can also include threat monitoring, which can help identify malicious network activity in real-time. 

To help protect your company, you need a comprehensive security strategy that covers all bases. Contact 101 Data Solutions today, and we can help you embed all of these robust solutions to protect against cyberattacks. 

About Brett Edgecombe, Managing Director, 101 Data Solutions

Even as a child living in Canada, Brett always had an interest in technology, so starting his career within the technology industry was a natural progression in 1998 when it began at the UK’s first ISP, Compuserve Interactive Services in Bristol.   

He has first-hand experience in modern Enterprise Storage Infrastructure solutions, having worked at Sun Microsystems in 2000, where he worked with large commercial and education customers across the UK.   

Brett created 101 Data Solutions in 2008 with a focus on Data Storage centric delivered through high-quality technology solutions direct to businesses throughout the UK. His strategic vision and sector knowledge allows him to bring excellence to 101’s customers through experience, technical foresight and relationship building.  

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