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Stay secure with Albacore

Date: Dec 19 2023
Stay secure with Albacore

Small businesses have become a prime target for cybercriminals due to them often lacking robust security measures and management capabilities. Despite the prevalence of cyber-attacks and data breaches, many businesses continue to overlook cybersecurity, exposing themselves and their customers to significant risks. At Albacore we understand the need to safeguard your company’s data and maintain operations – after all we have been supporting systems and networks for more than 30 years.  We offer a range of services to help improve your cybersecurity, including multifactor authentication, patch management, and antivirus software. 

Antivirus software is designed to detect, prevent, and remove malware from a computer system. Malware, such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses, can wreak havoc on your computer system, cause significant downtime, and expose sensitive data to cybercriminals. Antivirus software is an essential security measure that all businesses must adopt to protect their systems from malicious software. 

Albacore provides antimalware protection incorporating real-time protection, automatic updates, and scheduled scans to all supported computers. Our team can help investigate, diagnose, and disinfect your network should an infection be detected. We monitor supported devices and take pro-active actions to ensure protection is updated.

We can help your business implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This is a security protocol that requires users to provide two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate their identity. Typically, MFA involves a combination of something the user knows (e.g., a password), something the user has (e.g., their mobile), and something the user is (e.g., a fingerprint or facial recognition). By using MFA, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of unauthorized access to your systems, applications, and data. 

Albacore consider the implementation of MFA essential for email accounts, and highly recommended for remote access. We can help with deployment and user training. MFA is enabled by default with our cloud-based email solution, and we offer cost effective solutions to secure remote worker facilities. 

Patch management is the process of updating and maintaining software applications, operating systems, and other devices to ensure that they are free from known vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals often exploit security gaps in outdated software to launch attacks. For this reason, it is crucial to regularly patch and update all software and devices used within the organization. This is a time-consuming process that requires significant technical expertise as well as keeping a constant lookout for new software versions that patch vulnerabilities. Albacore manage this process on behalf of our customers across their supported devices. 

We use numerous tools to supervise the rollout of updates, patches, and security fixes to ensure that they are installed promptly while minimizing any operational impact. 

Firewalls are another key aspect of a secure network setup. They act as a barrier between your internal network and the Internet, preventing unauthorized access and blocking potentially harmful traffic, based on predetermined security rules. Albacore’s managed firewall products are customized to meet the specific needs of each and every customer. We identify potential vulnerabilities using scheduled third-party vulnerability scanning when our AEO pack offering is in place, and our firewall configurations always provide the necessary protection to customer networks because we utilise our significant experience and careful consultation when a firewall change is requested. Along with continuous monitoring, change management, configuration backup and express replacement, Albacore offer a secure and reliable solution for perimeter devices. 

Regular data backups are essential to ensure that businesses can quickly recover from a data loss event and resume normal business operations. We can assist in identifying critical data and configuring backup solutions to ensure that data is regularly backed up and securely stored. Additionally, we can perform regular backup tests to ensure that data can be recovered quickly and efficiently in the event of a data loss incident. 

Drive encryption is another critical security measure to consider, especially to protect sensitive data on mobile computers.  

No business is immune to cyber-attacks, and the consequences of a breach can be catastrophic. To mitigate the risks of cyber-attacks, all businesses must adopt a proactive approach to cybersecurity, deploying all the measures outlined above and keeping a keen eye on the threat landscape in order to safeguard their operations, gain the trust of their customers as well as satisfying ever increasing compliance obligations. 

Albacore work continuously to protect our customers. Contact us today for a no obligation evaluation of your IT services and security, and you can stay secure with Albacore. 

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