Let’s take a moment and go back a few decades – when the Millennium bug (or the Y2K bug) became a global phenomenon and created a huge commotion within the IT community. This issue has since been rectified and everyone, including the media, admitted that we might have overreacted over an uncomplicated technological issue. Yet while we became more observant in looking out for potential threats, we also became complacent when we pointed out that the world would not repeat the hysteria we once had. Today our concerns have changed. We, at least, should be apprehensive about the current problem of malicious cyber-attacks and be prepared with effective IT security.
Since the first cyber-attack happened in 2000, nobody expected it would be the beginning of worldwide digital warfare with hackers and that we might be the losers in the final battle. Yahoo! reported half a billion breached accounts last year. While Drop-box are advising their users to update their passwords constantly due to their cloud breach in 2012.
With such attacks becoming commonplace, it’s time organizations start to consider security as part of their business strategy. In fact, users are becoming more conscious of how poor security can expose their personal and financial information and companies stand to lose if security is taken lightly.
The Rise of a Digital Pandemic
Over the years, companies across different industries, from IT, to retail, healthcare and entertainment, have suffered from cyber attacks. In this time, the popular form of digital outbreaks include ransom ware, stolen documentation and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). With a higher survival probability, stronger hybrid mutations will emerge with every bug we successfully terminate.
All things considered, companies with poor security protection are the most likely to pay the price for their ignorance. With digital data becoming the life source of today’s organizations, hackers will milk out this opportunity and reap its benefits. Capital stocks will also crash and losing client’s confidence will result in the eventual demise of a company.
Why should startups and SMEs should act quickly?
Startups and SMEs are just as susceptible to threats and attacks as large companies . With how connected businesses are today, it’s hard to image any part of the business that doesn’t rely on the Internet. SMEs are even more likely targets since many aren’t keen on investing in security systems. Loss from attacks can be felt in many ways: downtime, IT recovery, lost customer, damaged reputation and reduced employee productivity – any one of which can seriously hurt a business in the long run.
What can we do?
Essentially, startups and SMEs need to understand the huge dependability on IT. They need to take steps to protect their business at all cost. Global ITN provides strong and secure IT defense mechanisms to protect you against malicious attacks such as malware, virus and data loss. IT Security takes a critical role in augmenting the surveillance of data transfer across your IT system. Suitable security solutions protect your data against malicious attacks.
What Global ITN offers:
- Penetration testing consultancy.
- The rule set changes and validation.
- Configuration changes.
- Firewall upgrades.
- Patch management.
- General maintenance.
- Backup and recovery.
- 24×7 security event monitoring.
- Performance and availability management.
- Strategic network planning.
- Fault analysis.
- On-demand report.
For more information on our IT security services: http://www.globalitn.com.sg/security-solutions/