Cyber Network Security
Every business in 2020 must concern itself with the threats of cyber security. The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers estimates that malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016. Globally, it’s safe to assume the figures are far more staggering. At APC Integrated, we recognize this and work to make sure that our clients in Boston and across the nation take the measures necessary to minimize the risks of cyber security threats.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a malicious cyber activity is defined as an activity, other than one authorized by or in accordance with U.S. law, that seeks to compromise or impair the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of computers, information or communication systems, networks, physical or virtual infrastructure controlled by computers or information systems, or the information resident thereon. Essentially, cyber security threats come in many forms, including, but not limited to, ransomware, distributed-denial-of service (DDoS) attacks that render a service unusable, viruses, malware, etc. Their impact manifests in compromised data, theft of personal and financial information, and the likes. Additionally, as technology evolves, so, too, do the cyber security threats to which businesses become susceptible. This demands that businesses, of every size, take all measures to minimize the risk of exposure.
At APC Integrated, we understand that the impact of cyber network security threats can completely destroy a business. These attacks are typically targeted but indiscriminate in who they impact – whether the victims are public entities like schools and hospital networks, or local businesses like coffee shops and hardware stores. In fact, according to NBC, in 2020, 1 in 6 Massachusetts communities were hit by ransomware attacks. In an age where reliance on technology has us doing away with pen and paper in the interest of efficiency, it’s important to understand that the data and information we rely on in the virtual world must be protected with rigor. For nearly 2 decades, APC Integrated has helped its clients stay safe, secure, and protected. We help our clients across develop and implement safety measures to help bolster their network security. Whether your business feels fortified, or you’re just curious to learn how we can help, APC is prepared to lead security awareness programs for your company to understand your business’ vulnerabilities and determine a formidable course of action.
Some of the most common attacks today include:
- Denial-of-Service (DoS) or distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS)
- Man-in-the-middle (MitM)
- SQL injection
- Cross-site scripting (XSS)
The list extends far beyond the attacks above and will only continue to grow. When you’re growing your business, concerning yourself with all of these can be daunting, costly, and impractical. At APC Integrated, our experts are trained to stay abreast of industry best practices so you don’t have to. If needed, we’ll work with your team to implement HIPAA-compliant security procedures and enhance data security and governance. Through the deployment of protective measures like multi-factor authentication (MFA and 2FA), next-generation firewalls, data encryption, internal and external penetration testing, and VPN setup, we will work with you to help you stay safe, secure, and focused on what’s most important: growing your business!
Please reach out to our team to learn how we can be of service!