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Why is Proactive Cybersecurity the Future of IT?

Proactive Cybersecurity: The ability of cybercriminals to find and take advantage of security breaches, evade detections and hide malicious activities has become increasingly sophisticated. Companies have to adopt an approach to defend against new security threats.

In the face of this, a global technology company specializing in office printing equipment, production printing solutions, document management systems, and IT services, advises directors IT adopt a proactive cybersecurity approach to security, including advanced threat detection intelligence tools and careful training for both IT staff and employees in all areas of the organization, thus avoiding serious problems in the future.

A recent study1 made to decision-makers in the IT area, from different industries. And it indicated that 90% felt “worried” about future attacks on their systems. But only 15% felt “prepared” to deal with any attack. While the survey also highlighted that 81% had implemented a traditional firewall, while 66% use antivirus and 60% use IDS / IPS technologies.

Secure Business Networks

We have noted that for the new generation of threats, companies should consider including Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW). These firewalls have a number of advanced features that can help protect companies from new threats, helping to block suspicious pages.

Next-Generation Firewalls help the IT area to identify if access data to any intranet site does not work if new administrator profiles were created, whether a network is slower or if a transfer protocol is running of unauthorized files. (FTP)

By identifying and investigating these and other incidents. The IT area can help you know if there are security breaches. And also, implement your incident response plan to avoid putting the company’s data at risk.

Employee Training: The Best Defense

While the IT department plays an essential role in the security of the company. The employees should also help protect the security of their organization: confidential documents and valuable information. That is why companies must include employee training to identify malware in the systems.

We recommend notifying the IT department immediately if they experience the following symptoms on their work devices:

Updates of the installed antivirus: Hackers use fake update messages to violate systems and steal valuable information. Before updating, it is necessary to check with the IT team to know if it is a message with malware.

Pop-ups consistently appear when surfing the internet: As with phishing, pop-ups often seem to be from legit sites. And, in fact, many legitimate sites make use of pop-ups. However, some fake pages make use of simulated pop-ups to infect devices with malware.

False results during web searches: Often several fraudulent online sites pay for your website to be included in each search regardless of the information you are looking for, if this type of behavior is perceived in the search engine, it is a sign that the device is plagued with malware.

An unexpected change in system performance.

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