Be Aware, Connect with Care
Living in our modern, connected world brings huge advantages and makes everyday life more convenient than ever. Unfortunately, it also means our private information has never been more vulnerable. Each day brings new stories about identity theft, data breaches and hacking. Is your business protected against these dangers? Blackbird Security’s team of Cyber Security experts are ready to assist with all of your IT Security needs.
Why is Cyber Security Important?
Statistics Canada recently found 21 per cent of all Canadian businesses were impacted by a cyber security incident that negatively effected their operations. This resulted in an average of 23 hours of downtime. At Blackbird Security, we believe that figure isn’t acceptable and we want to partner with you to keep your business safe from an increasingly sophisticated variety of threats.
The Main Cyber Security Threats You’ll Face
While the complexity of the threats may increase each day, they fall into a number of classic categories that have been around since the dawn of the internet. These include:
Viruses and Malware
Viruses and malware are the evergreen threat faced by anyone connected to the internet. Their presence can allow your computer to become vulnerable to outside control (Trojan Horse Viruses), unusable until a monetary fee is paid (Ransomware) or even just corrupt or delete data, causing loss of precious work.
Social Media Monitoring
Thanks to social media, businesses can effectively communicate with a larger audience than ever before. Unfortunately, it’s becoming one of the fastest-growing cyber-attack vectors. Blackbird Security can protect your accounts in several ways. Our team monitors certain key words relating to the account, ensuring no bad actors are misrepresenting you or your business. Clients can also request hashtag monitoring, allowing our clients to stay on top of any looming public relations challenges before they become a problem.
Phishing is a means of trying to secure sensitive personal information such as passwords or Social Insurance Numbers via sophisticated email scams. These emails usually purport to be from a bank or government agency, with the aim of tricking you into providing information scammers need to rip you off.
No matter the industry sector, every business has sensitive information it needs to keep private. These trade secrets can potentially, if leaked, cost millions of dollars in lost revenue. If you suspect members of your team are disclosing information to outside parties, Blackbird Security is standing by to assist. Our team of experts can discreetly monitor employees suspected of acting in bad faith. Our advanced software allows us to track inbound and outbound communications, producing detailed reports of any suspect behavior. This proof empowers clients to address the security breach and move forward on a much more confident footing.
An attempt to access your email account via password compromising, phishing or executable apps you’re tricked into clicking.
How Blackbird Security Can Help
As technology improves, hackers continue to add tools to their arsenal of attack. Cyber crime is a rapidly growing threat but Blackbird Security has developed a robust suite of IT protection services to keep our clients safe. We will employ the latest in anti-virus software, threat detecting firewalls and threat prevention systems to keep your data safe. We will also physically audit your space to inform you of any threats you may face from criminals physically removing your system architecture.
Find Out More
Ready to take the next step and improve your Cyber Security infrastructure? If you have any questions about the IT Security Services we offer, or how Blackbird Security can help protect your business, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.