You may think that cybercriminals would be better off targeting banks, small government offices and other seemingly more valuable targets. What could your construction firm have that would be worth their effort?
They’re after your proprietary information:
All of this data has some value in one way or another. If you’re not properly protecting it, you’re just making it easier for cybercriminals to steal it.
1. Patch Management & Update Best Practices
You can’t afford to ignore software update notifications – but depending on your workload, you may have to. That’s where an IT company and managed services can help.
Software updates are not only to improve the functionality of the software; they also serve as a patch for recently identified vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers. Your IT company can handle the management of these updates to make sure that not a single one is ever skipped or delayed.
2. IT Systems Monitoring
Also known as host-intrusion protection (HIP), this type of monitoring software will detect and report specially-developed malware that would otherwise make it past conventional antivirus and antimalware software. Your IT company will be able to deploy a monitoring solution to keep an eye on your systems.
3. Regular & Tested Backups
If you want your desktop files backed up, it’s your responsibility to make sure your cloud is doing so automatically. You must have a backup copy of your data if it’s stolen or accidentally deleted.
Develop a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery policy that specifies…
4. Who has access to the backups
Backup to both an external drive in your office and a remote, secure, online data center. Set backups to occur automatically. And make sure your backup systems are encrypted.
5. Staff Cybersecurity Awareness
No matter who the email is from or what it’s about, urge your staff to always exercise caution when it comes to clicking on a link or downloading an attachment:
The fact is that you probably can’t handle all of this on your own. At least, not effectively. As you grow your firm, you need to be able to focus on it, and not worry about your cybersecurity.
That’s why assistance from an expert IT company is so valuable – Boston HelpDesk will assist will help. Our team will help implement a robust range of security measures, deploying security devices like firewalls, patching, antivirus software updates, intrusion and gateway protection, and more. With our help, you don’t have to be worried about cybercrime in the construction industry.
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