Readers of our blog will know that we’re always emphasizing how the number of threats to computer security is growing. This is a hard fact. Two-thirds of business owners estimate that cybersecurity risks are growing year-on-year. It’s worrying that the remaining third apparently don’t recognize the threat. It’s an unfortunate reality that many business owners don’t pay enough attention to cyberthreats – or only wake up when it’s too late. That’s why all businesses should conduct a security and compliance audit annually, as an absolute necessity.
What is a Security and Compliance Audit?
Every business needs a considered strategy to make sure that the endless stream of threats out there doesn’t impact their infrastructure and operations. You should aim to eliminate, or at least reduce, the path of those cyberthreats. Conventional measures include making sure you have high-functioning firewalls and effective antivirus software. Staff should be trained to identify the dangers and constant monitoring should be carried out to spot them when they occur. That’s a comprehensive strategy – or is it? In fact, these measures are unlikely to be enough to prevent security breaches or corruption of your systems.
IT Expansion and Cybersecurity
Typically, IT systems are always growing and changing. More and more gets added, and that means that not only is there more to support but new opportunities arise for cybercriminals to get through your defenses. As your system is expanded, even if it’s just a few extras and tweaks, so the vulnerability of your infrastructure and the potential risks to your data security can increase, bit by bit.You may also be obliged to comply with industry standards and regulations specific to your sector. Expansion of your IT infrastructure makes it more difficult to maintain that compliance. This is likely to become more and more important, as lawmakers take data privacy issues and industry compliance more seriously.
What a security and compliance audit achieves is a full assessment of the current state of your cybersecurity. This is not a basic vulnerability scan. It goes much further, to take into account the specifics of how your IT infrastructure and the ways you use your technology have changed. You might be surprised at how small changes to you IT systems add up over a year.Quikteks can conduct a security and compliance audit for your business that is much more than a cursory network and infrastructure scan. Our certified professionals will produce a comprehensive profile that includes key information on where your business security is weakest. We will advise you on how to boost your security and protect your network resources.
Take Your Cybersecurity to the Next Level
A security and compliance audit will provide you with crucial information so that you can address vulnerabilities and fortify your network and infrastructure. To ensure your cybersecurity, you need to keep it up. We can conduct penetration testing to evaluate how well the measures you’ve implemented to defend your IT systems are working, on an ongoing basis. This will help to keep you protected against data breaches and non-compliance, which can have serious consequences for your business.
The IT professionals at Quikteks are ready to advise you on conducting a security and compliance audit. Our managed IT services can also help you to proactively prevent all types of IT problems. Give us a call today at (973) 882-4644.