All companies, organizations, or government agencies are vulnerable to a cyber-attack. Cyber-attacks, like ransomware takeovers, are becoming more frequent. While nothing can guarantee 100% protection - Quest IT Managed Services can give you peace of mind. Every organization has vulnerabilities in their IT protection plan, but Quest can provide the focus, depth, and security services to help close these gaps in today’s increasingly risky IT environment. According to a CSO Online article dated Jan 23, 2018, "Cyber crime damage costs to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021... Cyber crime will more than triple the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs, which is predicted to reach 3.5 million by 2021." To read more about these findings, click here.
A company is hit with ransomware every 40 seconds
3 in 5 malware payloads were ransomware in Q1 2017
15% or more of businesses in the top 10 industry sectors have been attacked
71% of companies targeted by ransomware attacks have been infected
1 in 5 businesses that paid the ransom never got their files back
72 percent of infected businesses lost access to data for two days or more
More than 70% companies have no cybersecurity plan
1/3 experiences 5 days or longer downtime
There are two key elements to maintaining your operational readiness against a cyber security threat:
Being able to find, identify and see “into” all of the endpoints (devices) on your corporate network in real-time
Assessing the situation, maintaining the staff, skills, and tools to react and respond
Much has been written about threats and tools — but the bottom line is being able to detect something questionable is happening and then quickly addressing the problem. At a minimum, your company must have: virus, malware protection, intrusion detection and protection. Attacks target: hardware, firmware, wearables, BYOD devices, 'Internet of Things' devices and infect through API’s, in addition to employee systems, cloud services, or e-mails. Such attacks include: malware, ransomware, and denial of service (DOS) attacks.
Most enterprises will be attacked or incur some cyber security issues every year, but Quest International can help your company prepare. It makes sense to have your IT Managed Services provider also provide you IT security services on the devices they already manage. IT Security now requires more resources and more skills. As sophisticated as IT breaches have become, some of the most practical solutions are quite simple. However, these solutions require constant attention and monitoring of employees, devices, and IT systems. The problem is companies have IT staff fixing IT infrastructure problems and end-user issues, all while working on internal projects. Without an “eyes-on” approach by skilled IT security professionals, you're leaving your company vulnerable to IT security breaches.
To be protected (nothing offers 100% protection) you need dedicated IT security staff, or an IT Managed Services Provider like Quest, which has a dedicated security staff and security protection tools.