Aware and Alert

Employee Awareness - Are Your Employees Trained to Spot a Threat?

Employees are the core of any business – they are also the main target for cyber criminals and malicious activity. Social engineering deceives a user into taking an action through psychological manipulation. As employers, it is imperative that your staff understand the tactics cyber criminals use as their standard practice to defraud. Security awareness training is a key component of everyday business that is often overlooked or forgotten completely.

Securing your physical access to your company door is multi-layered with locks, keys, alarms, badges, etc. – shouldn’t your network deserve the same amount of attention regarding its potential risk of breach? It’s no longer just about securing cyber criminals from outside your organization, it’s also about the inside. With layered security, the likelihood of a breach becomes low by segmenting access – both outside and inside your network – paired with authentication tools, DNS and endpoint protection – all creating a zero-trust environment that doesn’t allow anyone in your network just because they happen to work there by default.

Then, training your staff to know what to look for, how to spot a hustle, and awareness of the latest threats keeps the lines of defense strong and steady. Training and ongoing continuing education must be part of your human resources regimen for a healthy company to succeed. Human error is the #1 factor that causes data breaches to occur – making sure your employees are educated on potential risks will pivot your greatest company vulnerability into your company’s greatest asset! The threat landscape is constantly evolving, in turn so should your approach be to defense.


One-Two Punch

Data Backups - Crucial to Winning the Fight Against Disaster Recovery Pitfalls

Have you ever stopped to think about the catastrophic circumstances you might find yourself in if you lost your company data to cyber activity, power outages or a natural disaster? The value of your individual business data is critical for everyday operations, making it impossible to attach a price tag, until you find yourself in this situation – then the insurance companies will decide for you.

What about taking the strategic route – have you developed an emergency disaster plan? Backups are often overlooked when putting together the details when only focusing on physical loss. Data loss can become a devastating part of your business if there is no way for retrieval in the event of an emergency.

At TimbukTech, our goal is to prevent ANY disruption of service, no matter what the crisis. Our team has assisted many organizations in the creation and development of emergency disaster plans that allow for quick access to company resources even after the interruption. Good insurance policies allow for business interruption coverage, however that means nothing if you have not allocated the time and resources to recover business operations in a swift manner. Time spent doing this AFTER the event, is time wasted and revenue lost on picking up the pieces when everyone is looking to you for direction.
Preparedness is always the right answer – ALWAYS! Your backup plan will have you up and running even when the physical building is gone.