Education May Be Your Most Important Asset
IT consulting firms can help you avoid the most threatening aspect of regular operations: internal dangers. The vast majority of cybersecurity threats are going to be internal. They’re going to come from your own personnel doing the wrong things. Educating them helps prevent the lion’s share of these dangers.
Effective cybersecurity awareness training will involve planning a scalable solution that is built around updates. If possible, consolidating education to a few initial sessions and a regular daily refresher is going to be your best bet.
Many businesses don’t need something quite that integral; consultation will help you find your balance. Several key areas to protect against, and train your staff about, include:
Social Engineering Hacks
IT support experts advise many clients to carefully watch out for social engineering hacks. These come in a wide variety and are essentially just your basic “con” job.
Someone uses a variety of psychological techniques and emotionally manipulative tactics to trick people into giving them sensitive data. Security protocols can help you avoid the majority of these social engineering hacks. MSP solutions help you identify new “con” tactics as they develop.
IT consulting firms can also help you avoid being the victim of a phishing scam. Generally, phishing scams involve a hacker “pretending” to be someone in your business to steal money or data. There are many phishing scams and you’ll want to keep your staff updated.
IT support is a key preventative strategy against ransomware. Some ransomware exploits IT weaknesses regardless of user error like WannaCry did. Keep your staff updated on known threats and backup options should something get through anyway.
Internal Operational Protection
IT consulting in Los Angeles through DCG Technical Solutions can help you determine which segments of cybersecurity education to focus on for your personnel. Ransomware, phishing scams, and social engineering hacks are key things to watch out for. Contact us for more information on user awareness in cyber security.