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IT Security: Hacker vs. Admin – Who’s Ahead?

By September 4, 2018 No Comments
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IT security is far more than an antivirus program! IT security affects us all in countless areas! Of course, you have to mention virus protection, but also areas such as identity management, mobile devices, backup & Restore, security awareness, risk assessment and much more are part of it. But just as comprehensive and versatile as IT security is the spectrum of cybercrime threats and the emerging attack methods or business models. A battle ensues between information systems security and cybercrime, a battle between administrator / IT security expert and cybercriminal …

Cybercrime clearly has the advantage!

What sounds disturbing at first, unfortunately, corresponds to the truth and the circumstances of our increasingly digital environment. What is the advantage of cyber-criminals over a company or its administrator? Simply put: the cybercriminals have to find only one loophole, while the administrator even the most insignificant seeming vulnerability must be defended. The attacker is clearly in the advantage!

Digitalization opens up opportunities, but also risks …

If you look at digitization from this point of view, you soon realize how much IT security is needed. With every new technology and every area of our lives that digitization is advancing, new cyber crime targets are emerging!

Cybersecurity, therefore, has its hands full. It must minimize existing IT risks while at the same time recognizing and minimizing future risks in good time. Common vulnerabilities and exposures include in legacy systems. Secure e-mail traffic guarantees the company against malware protection. Thus does not hinder employees in their work as they face challenges and are confronted by the IT security. And it is precisely this complexity of IT best practices that unfortunately still poses many challenges for many companies.

The IT security check as a basis for your defense against cyber crime

So, what does your company have to accomplish so as not to lose out in the fight described above? Basically, you just have to be one step ahead of cybercriminals. But this is far easier said than done. First of all, you have to make sure that existing vulnerabilities are detected and dealt with in a timely manner. Early detection of IT risks – that should be the goal.

This means that you will not be able to pass a comprehensive and thorough analysis of your current status in terms of cybersecurity. Since this poses significant problems for many administrators or companies that do not have the necessary expertise, we have developed the IT security check for this purpose. This will analyze the vulnerabilities and problem areas in your company and provide you with a detailed report that will help you strengthen your defense.

Along with the analysis, the security check will give you a list of appropriate policy recommendations that will help you to pinpoint the most pressing vulnerabilities. That way, you can make sure your business is well-positioned in all areas and protected against attacks by cybercriminals. And this results in addition to a nice side effect: they are less attractive as an attack target and thus have won in two ways!

Conclusion

If you do not want to lose to cybercrime in times of digitization, there is no way around a reasonable IT security! Only if you can make sure that your business is fully protected against attacks, you can feel safe. However, this requires that you tackle the subject of IT security and establish it reasonably in the company.

The security check from Bleuwire™ should, therefore, be your first step in this direction. By doing so, you assert yourself against an ever-increasing level of cyber crime.

Contact Bleuwire™ to learn about services and solutions – how we can help your business.