COMPUTER SECURITY FOR THE OFFICE
Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computers and networks. More precisely, computer security is the use of policies and procedures to prevent the theft of or damage to hardware, software, or data.
Types of Computer Attacks
There are tens of thousands of known computer/network vulnerabilities recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the list grows by about 6,000 every 90 days.
Some of the more popular attacks on these known vulnerabilities include Malware (malicious software like ransomware, viruses, etc.), Phishing, Man-in-the-middle attack, Denial-of-service attack (DoS), SQL injection, Spoofing, Social Engineering, DNS Tunneling…
The Multi-Vector, Polymorphic attack is an attack vector that can change to avoid security measures. It is considered the 5th generation of cyberattacks.
Attacks on other network devices includes printers, copiers, scanners, multifunction devices and other connected replication devices. These attacks typically involve privilege escalation and redirecting a duplicate copy of the document to another destination. High level targets include payroll departments and “C” level executives.
Risks from Security Breaches
Misconfigured software, operating system patches not performed, or risky computer habits can compromise the most secure computer environment. It only takes one mistake to allow catastrophe.
Risks from a security breach includes loss or corruption of data, loss of computer usage, identity theft, business interruption, cyber extortion, loss of funds, loss of proprietary information, and loss of business reputation, which is to say, loss of customer trust.
Computer Security Solutions
Your computer network is unique. The first step is to evaluate your assets, then evaluate the most valuable business processes that must be protected, and apply known and trusted best practices to these areas of high risk/high value.
Your computer network is part of a global network. Your digital next-door neighbor is in every country around the world. You must rely on them to protect their computers from compromise, so those computers cannot be used to attack you, just as they rely on you to protect your computers from compromise.
At Lockwood Moore, we focus on keeping your computers secure to prevent any unauthorized access. Our top-rated IT service professionals will work tirelessly to keep your computers and network safe.
Local Leader in Computer Security Support
Lockwood Moore is a proven leader with the best technical services and computer security support over more than 4 decades. We continually train, even our master craftsman.
Education, a strong work ethic, a commitment to professionalism and 45+ years of consistent and reliable service is why we are considered a leader in technology service and computer security support.
Call us for a free assessment. We will work with you to create computer security best suited to your needs.