With technology permeating every aspect of your business, strong cybersecurity must address and resolve these common weaknesses.
There was a time when IT was just a printer in the corner of the office, or perhaps a dusty server in a back room, quietly ensuring that emails were delivered to the right people. Those days are gone. From attracting prospects and helping create business growth, to connecting employees and helping to foster greater teamwork and engagement, IT is now foundational to every aspect of business.
Because IT is so important, you must take steps to safeguard those systems. Even just a few hours of downtime can cost your business thousands of dollars. With cyberattacks at small and midsized companies on the rise, comprehensive security has become an essential part of ensuring continuous prosperity and profitability.
As a trusted provider of managed cybersecurity services, INCTech helps businesses address security issues throughout their entire network, including these three crucial areas.
- Mobile Devices and IoT Security
- Cloud Computing
- Physical Security Systems
The Challenge of Securing Mobile and IoT Devices
Mobile devices are now a major feature of business networks. According to Samsung’s State of Enterprise Mobility report, nearly 80 percent IT and business leaders say they couldn’t effectively do their jobs without a mobile phone, while three-quarters say that mobile devices are essential to their business workflows.
Many small and midsized businesses will start with enterprise mobility by allowing employees to use their own smart phones or devices. This arrangement is called bring your own device (BYOD), and while it’s a popular solution that can lower capital expenditures and increase employee happiness, it also presents serious security challenges:
Common BYOD security questions:
- What devices should you allowed access to the company network?
- What permissions should connected devices be allowed?
- How should you control the flow of data through the company network?
INCTech Prepares Businesses the Coming Age of IoT
As businesses adopt more Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the problems of security are getting more intense. Projections from research firm IDC show that businesses will soon be investing over $1 trillion in IoT technologies annually, using the devices to automate repetitive tasks and increase their overall competitiveness.
IoT security shares many of the features of mobile device security but presents even more complex challenges. It requires that business secure physical devices, connections, authentication and data transfer — all at near instantaneous speed. This complexity means that companies who plan on embracing IoT should start planning as soon as possible about how to do so efficiently and securely.
INCTech is a seasoned provider of enterprise mobility solutions, including the latest generation of enterprise mobility management (EMM) and unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions. If you need advice on how to best deploy, maintain, or secure your mobile or IoT devices, we’re happy to answer any questions you have.
The Cloud Can Boost Productivity, When It’s Properly Secured
Cloud computing is a transformational technology that has brought people, technology, and data together in ways that a traditional wired network couldn’t. Because most cloud services are not located physically in your offices, cloud computing has forced people adopt a new paradigm of security. Many businesses haven’t caught up yet.
Here’s how cloud security service from INCTech helps companies achieve stability and confidence
- Cloud Application Security
Ensuring that your cloud applications are secure should begin at the beginning of your cloud migration process. After a thorough due diligence process to help you select the best applications, the INCTech team will carefully integrate your on-premise and cloud applications, addressing any potential security vulnerabilities.After the migration, our team can proactively maintain your applications with the latest cloud security best practices, like enforcing multi-factor authentication (MFA), Single Sign On (SSO), and other layers of cloud-specific security, ensuring that security is maintained as your company and network evolves.
- Vendor Management
A crucial, but often overlooked, aspect of secure cloud computing is vendor management. Companies must have a clear idea of what each cloud service is providing, their obligations and liabilities around each of those vendors, and a fine-tuned understanding of each service level agreement (SLA). As part of our managed security services, INCTech helps business achieve (and maintain) this clarity and understanding.
Physical Security – Next-Generation Security for Offices
With so much effort being paid to the latest cybersecurity trends, it can be easy to overlook the enormous breakthroughs in physical security technology in just the last few years. Many of these are considered “smart office” technology, a broad group of IoT device that’s built to make offices more enjoyable and efficient.
- Access Control Systems
According to research by Openpath, 40% of employees say that access control is the most outdated feature in their office, and over 50% think that those systems should be improved. Thankfully, there are a host of new access control technologies that can provide a more intuitive, flexible, and secure access control experience.
- Surveillance Cameras and Monitoring
The latest generation of smart cameras can help you monitor sensitive access points or other resources, while also securing other company assets like parking lots against intrusion, theft, or vandalism. The latest high-resolution cameras provide you with instant access to clear video footage, without any of the problems associated with legacy cameras, like corrupted or lost tapes.
INCTech is a trusted access control expert, who can help you navigate the complex access control landscape, pick the right products for your office environment, and configure them into your office to secure driveways and parking lots, communal workspaces, offices, high-security areas — or any other need!
INCTech Helps Businesses Secure Their Entire Network
For well approaching two decades, INCTech has helped businesses choose and implement the latest cybersecurity technologies and solutions for their business, enabling them to face the growing complexity of their network with confidence and intelligence.
If you’re a business in Los Angeles, California and Traverse City, Michigan that needs help securing the latest technology against new and emerging cyberthreats, we encourage you to reach out. The friendly INCTech team loves answering questions and helping companies understand how to mitigate the latest threats!
Call us any time at 800.333.2989, or email us at INFO@INCTECH.NET.