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What is layered security and why does your business need it?

What is layered security and why does your business need it

What is layered security and why does your business need it

Consider the ways in which you keep your home and personal property safe; you lock your doors and windows,

What is layered security and why does your business need it

you may have an alarm system or your property may be protected by a fence or a wall, you may even have CCTV installed or a safe to store valuable possessions and alongside all these measures, you will no doubt have an insurance policy, “just in case”.

You sleep better at night because you have a combination of these things, different layers in place that work together to keep your home secure.

In a similar way, it is this layered approach that is most beneficial for keeping your business data and networks safe and help protect you from malicious hacking, phishing, or malware attacks.

The layered approach to cycler security can be broken down into:

PATCH MANAGEMENT
Many breaches are the result of a hacker exploiting unpatched systems or software. Your business needs to make sure every device you use is up-to-date with the latest software patches.

MANAGED ANTIVIRUS
The best antivirus solutions protect against both known and new malware (through a combination of traditional signature-based protection plus sophisticated heuristic checks and behavioural scanning) while offering a high level of flexibility through customizable quarantine policies.

WEB PROTECTION
More often than not, phishing attacks, drive-by downloads and other web-based attacks happen because an unwary user inadvertently stumbles upon a malicious site. Your business needs a way to block malicious URL requests to prevent connections to domains known to be used by attackers, but without restricting browsing capabilities to hinder legitimate work activities.

MAIL FILTERING
The majority of security threats arrive via email. By analysing incoming and outgoing messages for potentially malicious attachments, scripts, domains, URLs and text strings, mail filtering software makes it easy to protect you from spam, phishing attempts, and malware.

BACKUP
Backup is a lot like your home insurance: it’s not always needed, but when it is, it’s a lifesaver. A cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solution is the best defence against most ransomware attacks, making it possible for your business to get back to work by quickly and easily restoring corrupt or encrypted files.

HBT are your local security experts and are here to help
and advise you on how best to keep your business safe.

Contact us today by calling 02476 867 422 or
request a callback and one of our team will be in touch.

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