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Cyber Security for SMBs

Every business is a target for hackers regardless of its size or revenue. With large business having dedicated cyber security budgets and teams, the smaller businesses have become easy pickings for the bad guys. Protecting your business from cyber crime is easier than you think.

Our cyber security solutions are affordable, easy to understand, fast to implement, and provide an immediate improvement to your corporate cyber security posture. We do the hard work so you can be better protected.

  • Network and IT lockdown and hardening
  • Cyber security maturity consultation, policy creation, and management plans
  • Cyber security incident response planning and management
  • Cyber security awareness education for your staff
  • Network security assessments and reporting
  • Two-factor and multi-factor authentication & single sign on implementation for services like Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, GSuite, Duo, and many more
  • Implementation of the Essential Eight from the Australian Signals Directorate

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Simple tips to improve your cyber security posture

Cyber security essentials

Don’t forget the basics of good IT security practice! They translate into a solid baseline for a good cyber security posture:

  • Use commercial antivirus, consistent across all devices
  • Have a backup strategy that is monitored and tested regularly
  • Enforce strong passwords and two-factor authentication systems
  • Perform regular system patching

These four very basic tasks go a long way to help protect the IT network as a whole and are part of the Essential Eight from the Australian Signals Directorate.

Cyber security mindset

Adoption of good cyber security practices and behaviours MUST come from the top down – it needs to be part of the company culture. If there’s a mentality that “the hackers won’t target us as we’re not big enough”, then that’s exactly what makes you more vulnerable and what the criminals are looking for – your business is an easy target for them.

A great starting point to encourage a strong cyber security mindset is a set of cyber security policy documents, including a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan, which all work together to describe what you and your IT service provider are undertaking to prevent cyber security incidents, and what to do when (not if) a cyber incident occurs. Share these with your team so they know that you’re serious about it, and they should be too.

We’re running virtual cyber workshops designed for busy managers and business owners to increase your cyber security understanding and identify opportunities for improvement within your organisation. These are a must for businesses of all sizes, and you’ll even walk away with a cyber security action plan. Reserve your place now.

Cyber security awareness

Your staff are the weakest link in the chain for cyber security. People get busy, stressed, and short on time, and they mistakenly click on links in emails or enter logins on fake websites.

Awareness and education helps to build a proactive cyber security culture that protects your business like no piece of technology possibly can, and provides the biggest bang for your buck within your cyber strategy.

Find out more about our cyber security awareness and training solutions.

Cyber security technology

Although the bad guys are pretty smart, the technology that the good guys have at their disposal is now powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, with devices across a network working together to form a web of synchronised security. The days of a simple antivirus are long over!

You need protection on your computers, servers, cloud services, and the type of smarts that products like Sophos XG routers, Sophos Intercept-X, and Sophos Managed Threat Response provide.

activIT systems is an accredited Sophos Synchronized Security partner; one of only two MSPs in both Perth and Tasmania to achieve this status.

We connect the pieces of the puzzle so that you’re safer, smarter, and can get on with business.

Doors left unlocked: why hackers target small business first

It’s easier to hack 10 small businesses than one large one.

activIT systems’ Managing Director, Steve Edwards, gives a great analogy on why cyber security needs to be a bigger priority for small and medium sized organisations.

SMBs are easy pickings for hackers because many believe they’re too small to be a target, and as a result don’t invest in cyber security or staff training. The cost of recovery can be astronomical – and that’s if you don’t go bust.

The first steps to improving your cyber security posture aren’t costly or lengthy, you just need the right mindset and some basic security improvements to help make your business harder to hack than your competitor.

Cyber news made easy

We’re very aware that there’s an overwhelming amount of information out there (and it can be tricky to know what’s legit and worth your time), so we’ve created a bite-sized cyber security wrap-up, delivered straight to your inbox every fortnight.

Join our mailing list (and don’t forget to check the box for technical advisory notices and cyber security updates) to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

For even more tips, updates and resources as you need them, check out our cyber security blog.

Want to your business’ digital doors as to be secure as your physical ones?

The threat of cyber crime is growing by the day, and no business is too small to be a target. On the plus side, protecting your business is easier than you may think. Contact our team today on 1300 228 480 to get started.