The seismic shift to remote working is a positive, albeit disruptive, change for modern businesses. Almost overnight, organisations have had to embrace a distributed workforce becoming instantly vulnerable to a raft of new cyber security risks and IT security threats over which they have little control.
The infrastructure being used by employees is no longer wholly owned or controlled the company and staff are having to rely on technology, networks and systems that lack the necessary measures to ensure organisational security.
Organisations may have invested heavily in securing their infrastructure and cloud networks, but this is unlikely to prove effective as new attack vectors are introduced which lack the robustness of company platforms.
A diverse threat landscape
The IT security threat impact is even more worrying for small businesses that have little defence against the growing array of complex and highly sophisticated cyber-attacks. Hackers are becoming frustrated with multinational brands with deep-enough pockets to cover most cybersecurity bases. So, they’re starting to redirect attacks to smaller, vulnerable businesses.
‘Security through obscurity’ is no longer viable as attackers have discovered the goldmine smaller, less protected companies represent. For hackers, it’s a booming business. Targeting the millions of small to medium-sized businesses that are typically less well secured and often powerless (lacking sufficient resource) to defend themselves.
What does this mean for your business?
It’s no longer Business as usual, and no small business is safe. As cyber threats evolve, your organisation will continuously face the complex challenge of staying ahead and staying safe. Since enterprise and workforce mobility has increased the need for a shift to cloud-based infrastructures, mobile devices and IoT appliances is opening enterprises to increased surface attack areas. Your business must be proactive in the way it deals with threats.
COVID-19 has likely forced your business to become decentralised in order to accommodate increasing remote work requirements, however the challenge now becomes identifying the best ways to deliver cost-effective, robust, and manageable IT security without damaging the end-user experience.
How can you effectively mitigate IT security risks?
Adopting a comprehensive security approach can take your business to the next level of corporate protection. This strategy embraces holistic threat protection that starts at the mobile device level and extends into network security, authentication and encryption, user identity management, intrusion prevention, secure connectivity, next-gen antivirus, advanced threat protection, and perimeter security.
When deciding on the right IT Security experts to work with, it is important to choose a partner that factor in all layers of your technology organisation, your business needs, your workplace structure, and your organisational infrastructure.
Many IT partners often ignore entry point security and choose to focus on high-level security needs at the perimeter. We know how devastating cyberattacks can be for your small business; therefore, we go beyond routine and often ineffective security measures to enhance access safety at the basic level. This approach shields your business from worst-case vulnerabilities and avoids sacrificing your business to those with malicious intent.
How can we assure your protection?
Fuse adopts an integrated view of security rather than treating it as a separate discipline. We believe IT security should be holistic, pervasive, cloud-driven, and range from device-level protection, up and down the technology stack, ending with cyber training for your team.
We’ve spent hundreds of hours evaluating and testing a range of next-generation cloud-based 3rd party security solutions and found the best ways to combine this with our extensive knowledge of the Microsoft cloud security stack to create cost-effective sustainable security solutions. Our customers have peace of mind that, as they move to the cloud and their workforce becomes more distributed, threats can be quickly identified and rapidly remediated, with every endpoint protected.