The increasingly widespread adoption of advanced technologies by business and government organizations confers the benefit of greater efficiencies in the workplace and improved competitiveness in the marketplace. From instant real-time communication across vast distances to the ability to hold once-unimaginable computing power in the palm of one’s hand, those benefits are now plain to see in our day-to-day lives.
But these advances in our digital world, however advantageous, come at a cost. The very tools that make our work life easier and more profitable can be turned against us by malicious actors with the intention of stealing valuable information or money, disrupting services, eliminating competitors, or creating mischief out of a warped sense of “fun.” Whether the threat comes from a lone-wolf hacker living in the next town over or a vast, organized criminal organization operating on the other side of the globe, the result is the same: a period of costly downtime to undo the damage, make up the loss, and patch the vulnerabilities in hopes of fending off the next cyberattack.
Too often, “cybersecurity” means reacting to a breach that has already taken place rather than working proactively to prevent it in the first place. Our goal at FullScope IT is to provide our clients with a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy at a reasonable price that allows them to run their organization without having to worry whether it is adequately protected.
What Is Cybersecurity?
At its most basic, cybersecurity is the science—and art—of putting into practice the necessary measures to avert the unauthorized use of electronic data for criminal purposes, and to minimize the impact of such acts when they do occur. As such, cybersecurity is not just one “best practice” but a host of measures that can be deployed for that purpose.
Besides the obvious areas of vulnerability related to network security and cloud security, the term cybersecurity also encompasses security practices involving applications, critical infrastructure, and backup-and-recovery. It even includes addressing the potential breaches opened up by the Internet of Things (IoT), where smart TVs, refrigerators, and microwaves connected to the Web provide unexpected avenues of cyberattack.
Whether we like it or not, we all live in a digital world now, and there’s no going back to a purely analog world. And would we even want to? Such a world had its own risks. If we still lived in caves or treehouses, we would be subject to earthquakes and forest fires. Cyberattack is what comes with our modern digital territory.
The factors that make cyberspace so difficult to defend include the linkage between digital technology and physical systems, the dispersion of malicious actors beyond our borders, and the increasing sophistication of the software weapons used in cyberattacks.
That is why, given the wide range of risks stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards, it is important not to be tempted to take a DIY approach. Better to place your trust in cybersecurity experts with extensive knowledge and experience in implementing practical, real-world, cost-effective cybersecurity.
Benefits of Using FullScope IT Cybersecurity Services
According to notable CISO (chief information security officer) and cybersecurity executive Stéphane Nappo, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.” At FullScope IT, our goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen to your organization. We strive to achieve that goal in myriad ways, including:
- Protecting data from unauthorized access or loss
- Blocking viruses, malware, and ransomware attacks
- Averting financial fraud
- Averting financial fraud
- Stopping cyber espionage
- Preventing costly damage to hardware
- Improving customer confidence
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