Security Services

Remember when security meant anti-virus software and a firewall?

Threats have increased and become much more sophisticated.

The impact is more costly.

“While businesses of all sizes must increasingly monitor cyber threats, small firms must prepare for these problems with far fewer resources than their larger counterparts. Because of the complexity and cost associated with implementing a security plan, only 31 percent of small firms take active measures to guard against such attacks. More than 80 percent of the time the owner handles cybersecurity personally – making small firms more vulnerable than a competitor with a dedicated IT security constant or staff member. In fact, last year, 60% of all targeted attacks struck small and medium sized entities.” – STATEMENT Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Ranking Member House Committee on Small Business “Small Business Cybersecurity: Federal Resources and Coordination

Advos Secure is based on the CIS framework, which we believe to provide a more realistic security framework for small business than the enterprise frameworks (NIST, PCI, HIPPA, NIS Directive, etc.).

Basics …

Document your company’s security and backup recovery approach

Keep all equipment and software patching current

Use business class firewalls and anti-malware software

Use an email security/filtering service

Educate employees on security risks and attack tactics

Use multi-factor authentication for all cloud accounts