Risk Mitigation

Cybersecurity is on everyone’s agenda. The threat landscape is constantly changing, hackers are becoming more sophisticated and initiatives such as remote working, increase your attack surface.

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The biggest threat to cybersecurity is complacency

You may think that cyberattacks only happen to other companies – in fact, a recent survey by Cisco estimates as many as 62% of attacks are against smaller companies, who unfortunately have less chance to fight back. Cybercriminals do not discriminate, it's easier and maybe more lucrative to attack several smaller less protected organisations than one larger one. Such is the speed and evolution of cybersecurity threats, that there are many unknowns out there that even security specialists know nothing about….. Yet.

malicious code typically spread through email, which encrypts data, and demands money to release it netting billions for hackers worldwide.
If human error is the biggest weakness, then phishing is the most common way to attack, using something as simple as an email to trick users into disclosing.
DDoS attacks
attempts to disrupt or close down a business by sending a flood of internet traffic to their servers.

How do cybercriminals gain access?

There are two different types of attacks – programming and social engineering.

Programming Attack vectors:

  • Viruses
  • Trojans
  • Ransomware
  • Bogus email attachments
  • Denial of Service attacks (DDoS)
  • Rootkits
  • SQL Injection

Social Engineering Threat vectors:

  • Phishing
  • Credential Theft
  • Poor Password Protection
  • Instant Messages
  • Text Messaging

Cyber risk is not only a technical problem, it’s an organisational one

For any hope of success in today’s cyber world, cybersecurity is a team effort. There are best practices that eliminate the noise and make this effort more manageable, but you have to walk before you can run. We can help.

What if you could do more than just secure your devices? What if you could actually manage cyber risk? With Advatek's approach to managing cyber risk, you can. It starts with the fundamental principle that cyber security is not a technical problem or an IT issue – it's a business issue. Cybersecurity should be a business transformation that helps your company avoid threats, reduce operational costs and gain a competitive advantage.

So, we focus on businesses' critical assets and on building their capabilities for a secure digital future. This results in more than just selling you products with good features; we deliver solutions that provide early warning, incident response and protection for the most complex security challenges.

How to protect the organisation

Cybercriminals will not use just one threat vector attacks can be deployed simultaneously and fluidly, increasing the attack surface from where a breach can be initiated.

Traditionally, IT security policies would have been fairly light in that, a perimeter firewall and some anti-virus software were enough to keep the bad actors out. However, as threats are evolving, increasing number of devices on the network, rising number os of remote workers, the attack surface is widening.

At Advatek, we advocate a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity. This approach uses a mix of cybersecurity solutions focusing on proactively strengthening security at all potential entry routes.

By identifying your threat vectors or vulnerabilities you can create a solid cybersecurity framework that can decrease the number of attack surfaces a cybercriminal can use.

Risk Mitigation Prevention Strategies

By identifying your threat vectors or vulnerabilities you can create a solid cybersecurity framework that can decrease the number of attack surfaces a cybercriminal can use.

Next-Generation Firewalls

Next-Generation Firewalls inspect traffic flows and detect and prevent vulnerability exploits

Filtering capabilities

Filtering capabilities that monitor and protect users from visiting websites that have vulnerabilities and malicious code

Email security

Email security that prevents data leakage and phishing through filtering and inspection

Endpoint protection

Endpoint protection from viruses and malicious code but additional levels of security around privilege and access management through things like VPN clients and multifactor authentication.

There are many more layers such as patching and virtual patching, strong password policies, offline backup, and strict policy enforcement. But one of the biggest areas of focus should be on continuous employee awareness training – to try and eradicate as much human error as possible.

No single method alone is fool proof. Just as there are multiple threat vectors, there should be multiple layers of security and protection.

Learning more about threat vectors and how cybercriminals use them is necessary to safeguard your organization and improve your security posture.

Advatek can help to make your organisation more secure

Cyber security specialists.
Advatek can take a 360 view of your entire security posture. We can build a multi-layered approach to combat ransomware, phishing, cryptomining and many other threats.
Managed Services.
Our managed services platform offers you the flexibility to outsource some of your core IT services, freeing up your IT resources to focus on more strategic projects.
Seamless onboarding and deployment.
Advatek takes a comprehensive approach to migrating data by including a dedicated project manager and cloud services engineers to ensure that data is migrated safely and securely.
Premium customer support.
Our support team is available via phone, email, and the ticketing system. That begins with our hassle-free onboarding process through to your ongoing operations.

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