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Sigma Office Ltd

IT Security

What is IT Security:

IT security is a set of cybersecurity strategies that prevents unauthorised access to organisational assets such as networks, computers, and data. It maintains the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive information, preventing access by sophisticated hackers.

In the unfortunate event of a cyberattack, a backup of your data is one of the most essential items to have. This is one of the most important things that needs to be managed. On the server we would have applications that monitor for attacks and would report back to us. We check that the backups are running and that they are successful. This is only part of the check as a server recovery test would need to be performed to ensure that the server could be recovered to another server if we ever needed too. This is recommended to be performed every six months. Also, if any issues were to occur during the recovery test then fixes would be implemented and the server retested.

To keep on top of security, we offer regular monthly maintenance on the server and maintenance for workstations every three to six months. This includes us making sure that the device is fully up to date and has been checked for any threats. On the server we also monitor for attacks which alert us through our monitoring console. If you were to be attacked we would have advance notice and would be able to put measures in place to block this.

Our Service Includes:

  • Lower call costs with centralised cost control and management
  • Network multiple offices and employees with excellent call quality VoIP conference
  • Keep existing business phone numbers – all existing office phone numbers can be ported
  • Improve your team’s flexibility
  • Replace ageing PBX and do away with support contracts

Call us on: 01462 742783 to find out how we can help you or scroll down to find out more about security threats!

Security Threats

In order to protect your organisation against cyber threats, it is essential to understand the main threats to data security:

Social Engineering:
Attackers manipulate targets into taking actions. This includes clicking links to attempt to gain access to sensitive information and portraying to be someone they are not. For example, phishing.

Third Party Exposure:
Vendor data breaches which result in sensitive data being lost or stolen. A significant example includes Adobe’s data breach in 2013. Hackers stole login information and nearly 3 million credit card numbers from 38 million Adobe users.

Patch Management:
Attackers can exploit software vulnerabilities; patch management is crucial to ensuring that the latest security patches are installed across all devices and platforms, including personal devices which could create vulnerabilities.

Ransomware attacks infect a network, encrypting all files and holding the data hostage until a ransom is paid. This is one of the most costly security threats.

Malware is malicious code included in software which is designed to cause damage to company data, information, and productivity.

Cyber attackers can target any weaknesses in the system, including outdated equipment, open firewall ports and non-complex passwords.