Cybersecurity

Number one on the list of things that keep IT professionals up at night, cybersecurity is a business imperative.

The impact of cybersecurity incidents, such as data breaches, can felt throughout the organisation and beyond. Vulnerabilities within any business can impact stakeholders both up and down the supply chain, with the penalties ranging from regulatory fines to a loss of revenue, significant business interruption or damage to brand and customer loyalty.

The cybersecurity landscape

The cybersecurity landscape is one that has been dominated by increasingly persistent and sophisticated malware and ransomware attacks. Whilst malware remains a primary source of cyber-attack, social engineering, malicious insider activity and old-fashioned user or systems errors still make a significant contribution to the landscape.

 

SMEs are seen to be particularly vulnerable as, according to a 2022 World Economic Forum Cybersecurity Report, 88% of respondents were concerned about the cyber resilience of smaller organisations within their ecosystem. Insurer Hiscox estimates 65,000 attempts to hack SMEs occur every day in the UK.  It’s no wonder that concerns over cybersecurity are the number one driver behind digital transformation initiatives.

A robust cyber security strategy

An effective approach to cyber security comes down to performance in three key areas:

 

  • Prevention
  • Detection
  • Remediation

 

As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure. Cybersecurity solutions and policies should be ingrained into every aspect of our digital lives, from the use of multifactor authentication to the enforcement of meaningful password policies and the vetting of any content before it passes through a file gateway and onto the corporate network.

Challenges with protecting data and infrastructure

Of course, with the explosion of BYOD, mobility and the recent work from home revolution, this is much easier said than done. In an increasingly borderless infrastructure, dominated by IoT devices and edge computing, IT security professionals are facing a herculean task when it comes to ensuring the protection of critical business data, applications and infrastructure.

 

With a constantly evolving threat landscape, breaches are almost inevitable. So, the way you detect and respond to an effective attack is just as important as your prevention technologies. Rapid detection, isolation, sanitisation and remediation can limit the impact of an attack and help enhance future resilience.

How can we help?

AdEPT empower organisations by uniting their technology, networking and data, providing seamless communication and the confidence to innovate. All underpinned by the latest security. And all with minimal fuss. We are perfectly placed to deliver a service you can trust. You can read more about some of our recent work in this area, by reading our case studies.