Cyber security reality check: Is your business prepared for a breach?

As technology continues to evolve and advance, so does the threat of cyber-attacks. With our dependence on IT and computers systems, cyber security is (or should be) a major priority for all businesses. As cyber threats and data breaches are on the rise, Australian businesses must be proactive and take the necessary steps to ensure their cyber security is robust and effective. In this article, we’ll examine what your business should look at when choosing the best cyber security solutions to secure your company’s important assets, data, and information.

1.  Understand your business assets 

The first step is to understand your business assets, what type of data your business handles, and what your vulnerabilities are. Once you understand this, you can then identify the most critical assets to secure and protect, which will help determine the best security solutions for your business. 

2.  Budget considerations 

The cost of IT security systems vary, so you need to look for a solution that not only fits your budget, but also delivers the necessary protection for your business. When considering implementing a cyber security solution, you should factor the cost of the implementation, and the ongoing maintenance and upgrades.  

3. Choose a customisable and scalable solution 

To safeguard your assets and data, choose a security solution that can be customised and scaled for future growth. 

Customisable solutions let you select the features and functionalities you need, rather than paying for a generic solution that might not fully fit your business’ needs and ultimately leave your IT systems vulnerable. By choosing a customised solution, you will only be paying for the protection your business requires, which in turn lowers costs and increases efficiency. 

Similarly, if you plan to expand your business now or in the future, developing a scalable solution with your cybersecurity partner guarantees you will have the necessary security in place to grow your business without the need to revisit or revamp your security solution. 

4.  Choose the right cyber security partner 

Choose a partner that understands the core functions and is aligned with the goals of your business. In addition to reviewing a potential partner’s background, customer feedback and reputation, you should also take into consideration that they: 

  • have the right technical skills and expertise to implement a security solution that’s right for your business; 
  • have a proven track record of providing effective cyber security solutions; 
  • offer dedicated customer support and are available when you need them, especially in the event of a breach; and 
  • can comply and provide guidance on any relevant government legislation. 

In addition, it’s important to determine whether potential security partners have the technical knowledge and experience to implement the right solutions for your business given your requirements. 

Advanced technological solutions like  Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions. EDR and XDR systems protect your most important business assets by identifying, analysing, and responding to cyber threats. As a result, any security partner you work with must have the right experience and expertise to scale and customise a security solution that’s best for your business while also offering ongoing support and guidance.  

If you are looking to implement a cyber security system or would like an obligation-free review of your current security system, please contact CyberPro to speak with one of our experienced team members. 

Meet our Team

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Ian Ward

CyberPro Founder & CEO

With 40+ years of experience in IT, there isn’t much Ian can’t advise you on. Since the advent of the internet, he’s been keeping businesses like yours ahead of the technology curve and cybercriminals. His #1 passion is and has always been providing outstanding customer service.

Trevor O’Shea

Senior Network Engineer | 8 Years

Adding another 40+ years’ IT experience to our team, Trevor has designed and worked in large Enterprise networks. He’s our Server and Infrastructure guy, helping us build robust cyber secure servers and networks. He’s responsible for designing and maintaining servers, networks, firewalls, and security devices.  Trevor has been with CyberPro 8 Years

Karena Powis

Accounts & Administration | 11 Years

Karena has an accounting degree and 10 years experience working with CyberPro. The team relies on her for the smooth running of all aspects of administration and accounts. Karena is a whizz in internal accounting systems and the person you’ll chat to about your account.  Karena has been with CyberPro 11 Years.

Matt Jones

Senior Engineer | 6 Years

Matt brings 15+ years of IT experience in Internet service providers, web hosting, and data warehousing. He’s our go-to for web security and Microsoft Office 365 advanced management. Beyond his expertise in web and email cyber security, he also assists clients with cyber security accreditation.  Matt has been with CyberPro 6 Years

Jenny Sinkinson

Co-ordinator & Administration | 6 Years

After 3 years with CyberPro, there’s not much Jenny doesn’t do. Her responsibilities cover coordinating the help desk, client liaison, logistics, ordering, license renewals, quotations, contract administration. Jenny is our ISO9001 quality champion, and been with CyberPro for 6 Years

Michael Visser

Senior Engineer | 6 Years

With over 30 years of experience in IT, including huge rollouts of technology in the armed forces and large Enterprises, Michael’s our automation and templated system builds whizz. He supports the remote management systems that let us upgrade hundreds of systems at the press of a button.  Michael has been with CyberPro for 6 Years.

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