Network security should be a number one priority for businesses in Los Angeles. With ransomware, hacks, attacks, vulnerabilities and data theft affecting companies all around the world on a daily basis, it’s just a matter of time before your business is hit. Creative Technology Management's goal is to provide you with the best network security protection possible, while also keeping your unique needs and budget in mind.

Hacks & Attacks

These days, hackers, attackers, and even automated web bots are all trying to gain access to your network and ultimately access your private customer and business information. When successful, the attackers can lock down your data or worse they can release your customer information to the world.

With the sheer number of security threats faced by companies, it is important to evaluate the vulnerabilities that may affect your business. Lost revenues due to downtime or large fines due to data breaches may not be an option and could affect the overall health of the organization.

Although exploits can be complex, a cybercriminal does not need to be skilled to develop them, they can use an exploit kit.
Exploit kits come with pre-written code and target users running insecure and outdated software applications. Those applications can be operating systems, or a web browser that hasn't been updated in a while. This really stacks the odds against small businesses for two reasons. 1. Employees typically do not consistently think about updating operating systems and web browsers organization wide because it's not really anyone's job to do so (not that they don't care, they just don't have the focus and visibility to make it happen everywhere totally consistently, and consistency everywhere is  necessary to truly eliminate exploits), and 2. hackers don't even have to be particularly skilled to find the organizations with the holes so there are far more inexperienced people with not enough exposure to really understand empathetically the damage they can do to their targets. Whether an attacker has bad intentions, or they are a kid just poking around to see what they can do, the tools are so widely available, so inexpensive or free, and so easy to use that anyone from a hardened criminal to a bored teen can find them and wreak havoc on your sensitive data with little or nothing to stop them. Oh, and I mean Mac users here! You Apple folk who came up through the years believing Mac's were impervious to trouble? Apple is great about coming out with security patches to close the exploits security researchers find in their software. In fact, probably the biggest security exploit in Apple's history was quietly closed with a security software update in just April of 2021. It happens. It will keep happening. The only stance to take is one of heightened awareness and the estate wide deployment of top of the line Cybersecurity tools properly configured, and monitored 24/7. Anything less is akin to doing nothing at all.

Internal Threats

Not only is it necessary to protect a network from outside threats but internal threats can also be a huge vulnerability. Part of a thorough network security plan is ensuring that employees are using best practices and are educated on their role in keeping the network safe.

Compliance

If you store customer data, private information, or take credit cards, network security is no longer an option, but instead is a necessity. Not to mention if you must adhere to HIPAA, SOC, or any other regulations, you need a team that understands these requirements and a team that can provide the pieces necessary to keep you compliant.

How Can We Help?

Protecting your information and your customers’ data is Creative Technology Management's specialty.

  • Evaluate - We can evaluate your current network business environment.
  • Assess - We will provide a complete assessment of your overall security health.
  • Implement - Implement a complete security plan to provide a comprehensive security solution.

Our company is the leader in network security, contact us today for more information.

SOPHOS, one of our security partners hosts a fun quiz game to see how you would do if presented with a phishing email intended to compromise your network. Can you tell a real email from a phishing email? Try your luck (er... skill)

https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/lp/games/play-spot-the-phish/quiz/thankyou.aspx