It seems that every day there’s news of yet another large data breach. Data thieves just hit Equifax, one of the big three credit reporting agencies to the tune of 143 million names, addresses, social security numbers, and even telephone numbers. A breach that big can make some people think a data breach is unstoppable.
At Network Services Group, data security is always our top priority. We’ve been around since the earliest days of networking, and we know that even the most sophisticated hackers are no match for a network that’s ready for them.
With NSG providing your network security, you’ll have your data protected from unauthorized access via an encrypted cloud backup system that backs up your data hourly to an onsite Network Attached Storage (NAS) system, and nightly to two offsite remote secure data centers, all secured with military grade encryption. We monitor your systems for unusual activity and block any unauthorized access before a hacker can get to your data.
In the unlikely event of a data loss or virus outbreak, we isolate, neutralize, and restore your data from the latest backup before the attack commenced. In fact, our data recovery system is so efficient and secure, we can often have you back on the network before you realize you were off the network to start with.
At NSG, we started in 1989, when networking speed was measured in bauds and gigahertz was a word engineers used in their fantasies. We grew up with the Information Superhighway, and along the way, we learned how hackers and data thieves get into a system. Over the years, we’ve gotten really good at staying ahead of cybercriminals, and our clients enjoy 99.9% network uptime!
Because networking systems continue to evolve and advance, those who wish to do harm will continue to find innovative new ways to try and circumvent your security, so our team of security technicians work constantly to stay at least one step ahead. You can take comfort that we treat your data like we treat our data, and are committed to keeping it safe.
Today’s competitive business world gives you plenty of things to worry about. Data security shouldn’t be one of them. If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call NSG today at (501) 758-6058 or contact us here.
In today’s digital age, an increasing amount of business is being transacted online, and it only makes sense for small business owners to take advantage of the convenience and mobility that comes with online document handling and storage. Unfortunately, the dark side of digital document handling is an increased vulnerability to computer virus attacks and cybercrime. You have to take a proactive approach toward data breach prevention, or run the risk of losing time, money, or both.
The good news is that cybercriminals are no match for people that are ready for them. Our team at Network Services Group has been helping small business owners since the internet’s infancy, and we’re a phone call away when you want to establish a truly secure network. Here are the answers to some of our most commonly heard security questions:
Who’s going after your files? Surprisingly little cybercrime involves sophisticated criminal masterminds with state of the art equipment. Your most common offenders are often disgruntled former employees whose credentials weren’t immediately revoked. There are also many individuals with a little bit of tech savvy and a lot of spare time that are more interested in bragging rights.
How do they access your data? Most hackers are surprisingly low-tech. With a little bit of research, they can often guess passwords, because people often use the names of their children or pets. Many times, they can get logins and passwords through phishing scams, where they will impersonate a bank or credit card company, and ask you to login to confirm certain data. Once you attempt to login, a third party site will trap your login and password. And sometimes you’ll get a phone call from someone sounding really official attempting to socially engineer sensitive information.
How can you protect yourself? Common sense is your best weapon against cybercrime. Invent a challenging password, and change it at least quarterly. The strongest passwords are random letters and numbers. Make sure that your antivirus definitions stay current, and if you ever doubt the authenticity of an email, pick up the phone and confirm that it was sent by the company that it claims. And if you must write down a password, be sure that it’s stored in a secure place.
For more information, or to set up a consultation, contact us online, or at 501-758-6058.