Companies today are at greater risk than ever from cybercriminals. Cyberattacks against businesses in the United States cost a whopping $654 billion throughout 2018.
Cyberattacks against large companies seem more commonplace because they usually garner more media attention and negative publicity. Data breaches at Yahoo compromised the personal information of all 3 billion of its users. However, 43% of cyberattacks target small business.
Businesses today must invest in a robust cybersecurity infrastructure. For example, Internet Contrasts’ IC Armor cybersecurity package helps protect your computer systems from cybercriminals using cutting-edge cybersecurity tools. Here, we list five things you should be adding to your cybersecurity suite in 2019 and how IC Armor addresses these problem areas.
1) Multi-factor authentication
Multi-factor authentication makes life harder for cybercriminals by providing another layer of security to any system that requires a password. A classic example of multi-factor authentication is a system that requires a password and a code sent via SMS to log in.
IC Armor uses multi-factor authentication to guard access to your network, VPNs and cloud applications.
2) Dark web monitoring
When cybercriminals obtain valuable information, such as financial records, personal records of employees and customers, or credit card numbers, they head to one place: the dark web. The dark web is the one-stop shop for cybercriminals, and criminals in general, who need buyers for their illicit goods.
IC Armor has the unique capability to scan the dark web for information owned by, or relevant to, your business. By using your domain name and email address, IC Armor can notify you as soon as any of your business-sensitive data appears on the dark web.
3) Network password management
Anyone who’s taken a cybersecurity class has been told to use a different password for every account. But how many people do? According to a recent survey, 83% of internet users use the same password for multiple sites.
Having a network password management tool makes it easy to keep track of multiple passwords by encrypting them all in one safe location. IC Armor centralizes management of all your company passwords. It designates who is (and isn’t) allowed to access the password management system.
4) Email spam filter and phishing protection
Email accounts are one of the most famous avenues of attack for cybercriminals. IC Armor provides its clients with a state-of-the-art email spam filter that will remove unwanted or malicious emails.
5) Phishing and DNS protection
Phishers are increasingly targeting businesses. Phishers attempt to obtain secure data (think usernames, passwords or financial information) by acting as trusted sources and convincing individuals to provide them with sensitive information. Phishing attacks account for 90% of data breaches, and 76% of companies reported falling victim to a phishing attempt throughout 2018.
To combat phishing attacks, IC Armor uses innovative phishing protection software to ensure your business doesn’t become another victim of phishing. It also offers Domain Name System (DNS) protection that works to secure the information used on your IP network. This prevents cybercriminals from gaining access to that data and compromising your business.
IC Armor offers a variety of services to business customers, taking on the toughest challenges. Contact Internet Contrasts to learn more about how you can improve your business’ cybersecurity and guard sensitive information.