04 Aug Can’t Beat Free! Get Security Check on Your Computer Network, Devices
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, you likely will seek a second medical opinion. But what if your computer network is ailing or file downloads or uploads are slowing? Would you seek a second opinion then, even if you have IT staff?
You should, of course, and you can’t beat free. Overwatch Technology offers a free on-site security assessment that takes from 30 minutes to two hours or so, depending on the complexity of your network and the number of connected devices. The security check includes:
- Antivirus protection
- Open ports
- User devices
- And much more
Depending on your industry, other types of checks can be performed. For medical practices and other healthcare-related companies, for example, the security check includes a scan for unencrypted Social Security numbers that could lead to a HIPAA violation and a large monetary fine.
Computing devices are ubiquitous in modern life, at home, and at work. Unfortunately, malware is nearly as common. In a year-over-year survey, the number of organizations reporting malware that spread from one employee device to another jumped from 64% in 2018 to 71% in 2019. Reasons cited for the double-digit increase include evolving malware strategies that are becoming more subtle and a lack of employee cybersecurity training.
IT governance organization ISACA reports that 62% of cybersecurity professionals believe their organization’s IT cybersecurity function is understaffed, according to the 2020 State of Cybersecurity report. Fifteen percent believe that function is “significantly” understaffed, while 47% believe the function is “somewhat” understaffed.
At the same time, demand for IT staff across the cybersecurity spectrum continues to outpace the growth in those workers who have the requisite skills.
Think about it: More malware. Not enough IT staff with cybersecurity experience. More jobs than there are workers. This is why Overwatch Technology should be your security partner. Even if your company has IT staff, no one can keep up with every aspect of IT security. Our specialties include:
- Custom IT solutions that build on your current clients’ businesses and IT infrastructure
- High-level security structures that protect you and your customers
- User-focused tools and training that make implementing new systems easy
- Long-term management of IT systems and infrastructure for clients
Do you fix your own car or roof your house? Unless you have particular skills in either area, the answer is “no.” Likewise, IT security is a specialized field that requires constant learning and constant adapting to keep pace with hackers, ransomware, malware, phishing attacks, and much more.
It makes perfect sense to trust the experts at Overwatch Technology with the security of your network and devices.