CLARK MAKES CYBERSECURITY EASY
As your technology partner, Clark Computer Services offers many comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to help keep your business safe from cybercriminals. In addition to our maintenance services that keep your devices updated and secure, we perform annual risk assessments, handle compliance audits, and offer policy development. Our expertise in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, HIPAA, GDPR, PCI/DSS, CJIS, and more ensures your data is secure and regulatory standards are met. By providing proactive and customized cybersecurity strategies, we take the confusion out of the compliance requirements and show you where your vulnerabilities lie and how to get secure.
START WITH A RISK ASSESSMENT
When it comes to cybersecurity, the most significant danger we face is attacks that exploit vulnerabilities. That’s why it’s vital for businesses to find their physical, technical, and administrative security risks. The best way to find these vulnerabilities is with a risk assessment.
A risk assessment is a critical cybersecurity process aimed at identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing potential risks to data and systems. It involves examining the likelihood and impact of various security threats, from external hacks to internal vulnerabilities. The goal is to understand the potential dangers and formulate strategies to mitigate these risks, ensuring the protection of sensitive data and compliance with regulatory standards. This proactive approach is essential for maintaining a robust cybersecurity stance and safeguarding your organization’s assets and reputation.
Our time-tested and ever-evolving risk assessments include performing an inventory, checking the security settings on your devices, and participating in an interview where we review policies and procedures to determine if your organization is compliant with current cybersecurity requirements. Once the Risk Assessment is complete, we’ll provide you with a breakdown of your vulnerabilities with steps to take to mitigate and severity ratings to help you prioritize.
HOW CAN I BE MORE CYBER SECURE?
While advancements in cybersecurity technology are better protecting us all against attacks, the most significant risk to information security has become human error. Over the past few years, it’s estimated that human error accounts for over 95% of all data breaches. But there are some things we can all do to be more cyber secure:
Create passphrases that combine letters, numbers, and symbols, but are easy to remember, such as: My3catzRspoiled! Also, ensure that each account has a unique password to prevent a single breach from compromising multiple accounts.
Wherever possible, use two-factor authentication (MFA) for an added layer of security beyond just a password. This typically involves a password and a second verification, like a text message or an authentication app.
Keep all software, including operating systems, mobile devices, and antivirus programs, up-to-date. Regular updates include security patches that protect against new malware and recently discovered software vulnerabilities.
Phishing is one of the most common attacks we see. Always look at the sender’s address and avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown or unsolicited emails. If the email conveys a sense of urgency, especially one that is unexpected, stop and read the email carefully, and call the sender if your not sure.