About Us

IT Services


News & Events



Contact Us

  • Register

CoreTech Blog

A Cybersecurity Overview

A Cybersecurity Overview

Cybersecurity is one of the most talked about problems facing the modern business. This is because cybercrime has increased precipitously while businesses have moved more of their processes onto the computer. Planning how to protect your business’ crucial digital resources from corruption and theft has never been more important. We’ll take a look at some of the problems we are seeing that are negatively affecting small and medium-sized businesses' ability to do business effectively.

Before we go into detail about what network security tools your organization should be using, we should say that the whole point of doing all of this is to protect your organization’s investments. You’ve paid for the services, hardware, software, and the time that it has taken to create and store the data, so it only makes sense that you should make the effort necessary to protect it. By protecting your data, you are protecting your staff, your customers, your vendors, and your business. You wouldn’t just leave a bag of money in plain sight inside the front door of your business unless it was locked and you could ensure that no one was coming through it, would you? The same precautions should be taken for your digital assets that, make no mistake about it, are being targeted.

Protecting Business Computing

A business’ computing infrastructure is larger and supports many more services than it ever has in the past. For this reason, we have to start outside the network itself. Cloud services are a big part of today’s business. When they are hosted outside of your network, they are managed by a third-party and one would think they have their own security team handling cybersecurity. Obviously, this can’t be guaranteed, but one would think that if a company is selling processing, applications, or storage over the Internet that their business model depends on their systems remaining secure.

For the end-user to access these systems there is a dedicated access control program attached. Many times organizations will require users to set up two-factor authentication to get the most out of the access control system that accompanies the cloud solution. In the cloud, many different types of software, hardware, and other services are available.

As we get into the outer layers of the network, the first place where a company has secure is called the perimeter of the network. The best way to do this is by deploying a firewall. A properly deployed and maintained firewall will go a long way toward keeping unwanted visitors off of your network.

But in today’s state of things, having only a firewall in place isn’t going to cut it.

Going the Extra Mile

There is now security solutions called Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) or Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). While these solutions aren’t mutually exclusive, and IDS’ job is to tell administrators that there has been a security breach, while an IPS is designed to keep these threats out by attempting to block suspicious activity. An IPS also logs all network traffic, an often substantial undertaking, to ensure that administrators can review, and try to isolate any potentially unwanted action or file that enters the network.

Years ago, this would have been enough to keep most threats out. Today, it’s just the beginning. If you think of a computing network like an onion, every “layer” of the network will get its own access control system and its own firewall. This way each part of a computing network, from the perimeter, to the applications, to the databases where all the data is held are all protected by a different source of encryption. By setting up a tiered access control system that requires authentication in multiple places, it makes it harder for unauthorized access. It also protects your business against one of the biggest threats that it faces each day: phishing attacks.

A phishing attack is one where an outside entity tries to pass off correspondence as legitimate, when it is, in fact, fraudulent. According to Verizon, 90 percent of all network attacks are the result of successful phishing attacks; and, there is only one thing that can keep phishing attacks from being a major problem for your business: Training.

Training Your Staff

Getting your staff trained about phishing may not seem like a priority. After all, you know how long and how much expense it was to get them up-to-speed in the first place, training them about network security could be seen as being out of their purview.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

You have to face that since encryption and cybersecurity solutions are so good, that taking them on directly takes far more time and resources then going after your staff does. Through your employees is the only way in for many of these modern hackers, and rest assured they are going to use your staff as the vessel to get where they want to go...unless you stop them.

Training your staff about phishing and other manners of social engineering is the best way to keep unwanted people out of your network. Think about it, no firewall is going to help you if they access your network with legitimate credentials. Keeping credentials secure and requiring authentication can go a long way toward saving your business from dealing with data breaches, malware, and any other type of hacker-induced network security problem.

If you would like help finding the right cybersecurity strategy for your business’ needs consider the IT professionals at CoreTech a good solution. Call us today at (270) 282-4926 to learn more.

Lean on Your Staff When Upgrading Technology
Build a Business Continuity Plan that Works


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, May 26, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Network Security Cloud Business Computing Privacy Hackers Malware Internet Productivity Software Hosted Solutions Microsoft Mobile Devices Backup User Tips Innovation Data Backup Google communications Email Disaster Recovery Computer Data Recovery Business IT Services Business Continuity Efficiency Hardware Outsourced IT VoIP Business Management Cybersecurity Data Tech Term Productivity IT Support Communication Smartphone Managed IT Services Managed IT Services Upgrade Internet of Things Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Workplace Tips Office 365 Smartphones Ransomware Cybercrime Small Business Phishing Windows Server Mobile Device Management Mobility Data Security Browser Passwords IT Support Managed IT Saving Money Operating System Android Microsoft Office Law Enforcement Network Cloud Computing BDR Wireless Telephone Systems Miscellaneous Save Money Virtualization Gadgets Holiday Collaboration Users Spam Social Media Health Risk Management Automation Artificial Intelligence Money Employer-Employee Relationship Password BYOD Quick Tips Managed Service Provider Recovery Applications Hacking Computers Hosted Solution Telephony Facebook Budget Work/Life Balance Google Drive Wi-Fi Social Cost Management Antivirus Business Technology Router Information Application SaaS Avoiding Downtime Update Best Practice Data Breach Encryption Chrome Alert Government Gmail Personal Information Information Technology Vulnerability Two-factor Authentication VPN Social Engineering Bring Your Own Device Cleaning Wireless Technology Meetings Firewall Flexibility Search Word Conferencing IT solutions Bandwidth Marketing Data Protection Hacker Private Cloud Proactive IT Shortcut Travel Blockchain Current Events The Internet of Things User Error Data Management Unsupported Software Mobile Computing Networking Tech Support Remote Monitoring Project Management App Audit OneNote Printing Politics Apple Humor Managed Service Going Green Internet Exlporer Office tips MSP Downtime Touchscreen Managing Stress Compliance Google Docs Google Assistant Mobile Device History WiFi Value Hybrid Cloud eWaste Content Filtering Excel Education Transportation Fraud Phone System Voice over Internet Protocol USB Employee-Employer Relationship Wireless Charging Save Time Office Data Storage DDoS Robot Solid State Drive File Sharing Streaming Media Disaster End of Support Augmented Reality Computer Care Remote Computing IT Management Evernote Identity Theft Benefits Redundancy Battery HaaS Scam Sports Commerce Paperless Office Software as a Service Legal Proactive iPhone WannaCry Access Control Mobile Security Cortana Virtual Private Network Big Data Instant Messaging IT service Devices Data Loss Patch Management Workers NFL Admin Company Culture Avoid Downtime IoT Retail Break/Fix Administration Black Market iOS FAQ Licensing Identity Hyperlink Automobile Network Congestion Business Intelligence Lifestyle Gamification Virtual Assistant Books Outlook Data Theft Employees Settings Spyware Remote Workers Wearable Technology Experience Fax Server IT solutions Uninterrupted Power Supply Branding Chromecast Nanotechnology Updates Utility Computing HBO Language Vendor Medical IT Colocation Shadow IT Computer Fan Charger Mobile Data Privacy Wasting Time Document Management Trending Managed IT Service intranet Legislation Memory Alexa for Business E-Commerce Windows 10s Computing Windows 7 OneDrive Smart Technology Hard Drives Microsoft Excel Security Cameras Unified Threat Management Scalability Television Keyboard Root Cause Analysis Microsoft Word Windows Ink Keyboard Shortcuts Saving Time Video Games Dark Web Professional Services Hard Drive Accessory Vendor Management IT budget Comparison Payment Cards Electronic Medical Records Hard Disk Drive Gifts Regulation Analysis Display Sabotage Domains Edge Computer Forensics Machine Learning Running Cable Music Upgrades Reputation How To Testing e-waste Virtual Reality Administrator Maintenance Google Maps Management Human Resources Entertainment Virus Wasting Money Relocation Chromebook Peripheral Laptop Screen Mirroring Specifications WPA3 Employee Distributed Denial of Service Safety Sync App store Co-Managed Services PC PDF Ciminal Storage PowerPoint Analytics Consultant SharePoint Camera 5G Hiring/Firing Access Advertising Device Security Payroll HIPAA Emails WIndows Server 2008 Tablets Worker Commute Touchpad Cast Identities Sales Financial File Storage Backup and Disaster Recovery Credit Cards Adobe Telephone Point of Sale IT Technicians Files Data storage Text Messaging Wireless Internet Amazon Teamwork Projects YouTube SMB Lithium-ion battery Bluetooth Webinar Websites Monitors Connectivity Printers Worker Content Filter Cache Twitter Monitoring Students Samsung Unified Communications CrashOverride Financial Technology Smart Tech Training Emergency Smartwatch Computer Accessories

Understanding IT

IT can be a complicated thing - trust us, we know. With so much terminology and moving parts to keep track of, there are a lot of concepts that can be tricky to grasp without a little guidance. We’re here to provide this guidance with a few brief guides to key IT topics. Check them out here.

Contact Us

Learn more about what CoreTech can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(270) 282-4926

1711 Destiny Lane
Suite 116

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103