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Hardware to Harden Your Security

Tom Cronkright, Published on July 3, 2019

Ransomware attacks are expected to cost businesses more than $11 billion this year alone. If you thought you were safe, you’re not. If you want to find out more, watch the full video.

Full video transcript:

This Tom with CertifID. Wanna talk about hardware in this session for a few minutes. And how we can create higher walls of defense around our networks from data breaches, phishing attacks and other vulnerabilities that can be accomplished through the assemblance of different hardware devices.

So, data breaches, frankly, are incredibly costly. As the average cost for a lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is almost $150 each. Additionally, ransomware attacks are expected to cost businesses over 11 billion dollars this year alone. So, how do you protect your data and prevent the ransomware hostage situation?

Leverage hardware, such as high-end firewalls, like Cisco or WatchGuard that allow for advanced security features including web content filtering, antivirus scanning, application protection, advanced threat protection for zero-day exploits, data loss prevention and a deep packet inspection of HTTPS traffic and also geolocation blocking. So, awesome features that don’t even hit your network. You just swat ’em out on their way in. You can also initiate redundant, robust, and encrypted backup using a three, two, one rule which means you keep at least three copies of your data, two backup copies on different storage media, and one of them located off-site in a secure storage area.

This is the single greatest way to prevent any type of ransomware attack. I recommend reaching out to a third party that specialize in the area of data and network security to make sure you’re using the most current hardware and strategies to keep pace with the evolving threat of cyber attacks.

If you want a referral, send me a quick message on LinkedIn in email. I’d gladly refer you to an expert from around the country that can facilitate that conversation in the process. Again, just like I mentioned in hardware or software, hardware is so inexpensive for the benefits that we provide our networks and frankly, our people and customers by assembling in such a way that it lowers our risk profile. Because early threats are detected and basically thrown out before they hit our users. So, I hope you found this useful. Until next time, I appreciate you tuning in. And take care.

AUTHOR

Tom Cronkright

CEO and Co-Founder @ CertifID

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